Nine Comfortable Wedge Heels for Any Occasion

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If you tend to avoid high heels, wedges are a comfortable and stable option that will still give you a little lift. We scoured customer reviews from top brands to bring you a curated list of the most stylish wedges for formal and casual events (and everything in between).

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Nine Comfortable Wedges

With summer in full swing, you might want to refresh your everyday essentials. When it comes to your go-to footwear, we know that comfort is just as important as style. We may be guilty of hanging onto clothing items past their prime, but savoring your beat-up and beyond broken-in sandals will only hurt your feet in the long-run. It's time to upgrade your shoe collection with comfortable wedges that can be worn for practically any occasion.

We know how daunting shoe shopping can be: Wearing them for moments while trying them on is completely different from testing out their comfort all day. That's why we've done the heavy lifting for you and curated a list of our favorite picks. Whether you're heading to a full day at the office or strolling through a farmer's market for a couple hours, these cute and comfortable shoes won't disappoint.

Editors' Favorite: Aerosoles Martha Stewart Hillside Wedge Heels

Did you know Martha teamed up with Aerosoles to create incredibly comfortable and fabulous shoes? Available in four colorways, the Hillside wedge heels include an antimicrobial footbed to minimize odor and a secure Velcro-closure that makes it easy to slip the shoes on and off. Designed with a walkable sloped heel and chic leather upper, these ultra-flattering heels can take you from work to weekend in a snap. One customer says, "[These wedges are] probably the most comfortable shoes I've ever put on!" Snag them while they're on sale for 20 percent off! ($96, usually $120; zappos.com)

Most Comfortable Closed-Toe: Soludos Espadrille Wedge Heels

When it comes to finding an all-season shoe, this comfortable closed-toe wedge should be at the top of your list. These modern shoes have a supportive espadrille sole combined with the ankle wrap for extra stability make for an incredibly comfortable shoe you can confidently all the time, whether it's spring, summer, or fall. One five-star reviewer says, "I have a million pairs of shoes. These are the best shoes I've ever owned. Comfortable and stylish, people stop me on the street to tell me how much they love them." ($95; nordstrom.com)

Formal with Flair: Giuliana Gingham Wedge Heels

If you're going to a cocktail party or a wedding, choose footwear that adds a pop of personality to your ensemble. We are swooning over this black and white gingham wedge heel; the color combination and style are classic, but the charming print is what sets it apart from other shoes you may have in your closet. And it doesn't just work for special occasions: You can wear this wedge to an outdoor picnic with your favorite denim or to brunch with a sundress. The low heel and adjustable ankle strap makes it easy to wear these shoes all day long. One five-star reviewers says she loves this style so much, she bought three pairs! ($90; anntaylor.com)

Made for Summer: Steve Madden Pam Natural

We're confident this straw style wedge heel will be your new summer go-to. The raffia-wrapped sandals complement denim, dresses, and summery prints like gingham and florals perfectly, and the structure makes them easy to walk in. One reviewer says that she's "obsessed with these shoes" and has worn them all summer. Note: Some customers say this shoe is a little small, so you may want to review the size chart before ordering. ($80; stevemadden.com)

Most Versatile: Clarks Spiced Bay

This sophisticated black wedge from Clarks can go with practically anything you wear. Whether you wear cropped jeans and a sleeveless blouse or a flowy maxi dress with a sunhat, these are the shoes you'll reach for time and time again to finish your look The slingback strap keeps your foot secure, while the rubber sole offers extra cushion for a comfier feel. We love how the leather mule upper looks professional enough to wear to the office, but the cork-like trip keeps it relaxed for casual summer get-togethers. (%50, usually $100, clarksusa.com)

Comfortable Low-Profile: Steve Madden Asher Black Leather

For a casual shoe that still gives you a little height, this is our go-to pick for lounging poolside. Perfect to wear all summer, this comfortable (and affordable!) sandal features a playful striped platform with leather straps, so even your laid-back style can look polished. Of the five-star reviews, 73 percent listed comfort as one of the main features shoppers love about this shoe. From day trips to date night, these wedge sandals will elevate (literally) any look. Bonus: They're available in a rich cognac color, too. ($80; stevemadden.com)

Non-Traditional Heel: Quay Wedge Sandals

We love this open-toe wedge heel from Chinese Laundry—it's like a wedge and block heels in one shoe! The dusty blue suede upper combined with the woven materials would fit right in for a stroll on the boardwalk or a trip to the lake house (though this shoe is available in three other colors, too). Thanks to the thick sole, this wedge heel offers all-day comfort—so much so that one customer says, "They're like walking on air." ($80; chineselaundry.com)

Most Comfortable Strappy Option: Cole Haan Penelope Wedge Sandal

This strappy wedge combines classic style with essential comfort. Complete with a fully padded leather lining and thick straps for stability, these shoes will look amazing with all your favorite summer outfits. If you love these wedges, you better hurry: They're currently on sale for $90 off, so they won't last long. And the majorly discounted price makes it even easier to pick up this pair in white, too. ($80, usually $170; colehaan.com)

A Pop of Color: Rachel Comey Juno Leather Wedge Sandals

This designer find is a must for adding a colorful accent to your ensemble. But these shoes don't just look pretty; their soft leather construction and adjustable buckle closure makes them a dream to walk in as well. We recommend pairing them with neutral tones so their gorgeous color can take center stage. ($319, usually $450; anthropologie.com)

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