In the age of the internet, there seems to be a “holiday” for everything – in fact, there are a whopping 153 “national days” occurring just this month. Sure, some make more sense than others, but for the most part, I think we can all agree that National Pigs in a Blanket Day is just a tad unnecessary.

for you and the more people know about the benefits, the better. In fact, according to, getting in a leisurely 30-minute stroll can lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke, and enhance your mental well-being, among other benefits.

Before you start becoming a walking master though, you’ll want to make sure you have the right shoes. Whether taking a little break in the middle of the day, going on a weekend hike, or walking to the train after a long night, I promise you, there is a comfortable, not-too-unattractive option out there for you. Need some help finding your pairs?


When to wear: On your commute to work, mid-day strolls

Your best option: Zara Black Leather Loafers with Tassels

How much are they? $59.90
Why they rock: They’re classic, they’re comfy, and they won’t set your bank account back too much.

The runner-up: Madewell D’Orsay Flat

How much are they? $108
Why they rock: With an airy side, they’re a great option for warmer days. Plus, the pattern goes with almost everything and is sure to spruce up any outfit.

Honorable mention: Sperry Women’s Gold Cup Original Authentic Boat Shoe

How much are they? $127
Why they rock: Okay, so they may be a little cliché, but they are so comfortable. You’ll never want to take them off.


When to wear: At the office, when you need to get fancy

Your best option: Mango Heel Leather Mules

How much are they? $119.99
Why they rock: The slip-on feature makes it feel like you’re wearing almost nothing, and they look KILLER with your favorite jeans.

The runner-up: Rosina Laser-Cut Wedge Sandal

How much are they? $99.95
Why they rock: The wedge style means no (or less) pain on the foot, and they’re versatile enough for whenever you need a little height!

Honorable mention: Ann Taylor Deloris Suede Bow Pumps

How much are they? $138
Why they rock: If you need some refined, meeting-friendly heels, these are your best bet – not too high and not too pointy. A perfect work-friendly option.


When to wear: Long walks, sightseeing, anywhere outside of work

Your best bet: Adidas Stan Smith

How much are they? $60
Why they rock: The brand is as classic as you can get, but these beauties are the more adult, less boring version. Can’t go wrong.

The runner-up: Reebok X Face Freestyle Hi Top Trainers

How much are they? $112
Why they rock: These are going to be the sneaker of the season. I know, you don’t necessarily think of style when you hear Reebok, but these will have you looking the part and feeling as comfy as can be.

Honorable mention: New Balance Wmns RL247FA

How much are they? $80
Why they rock: Black goes with everything, and the bottom is shock resistant so these will work for your next hike!


When to wear: On weekend walks, at the beach, on vacation

Your best bet: J. Crew Boardwalk Sandals

How much are they? $30
Why they rock: They may look like they’ll slip off, but I can tell you from experience, they won’t. They’re super comfy, work with almost any spring outfit, and the gold adds a little sparkle to your wardrobe!

The runner-up: Aldo Kerina Sandal

How much are they? $50
Why they rock: The little kitten heel makes for a little fancier of an option, but we promise, they don’t get more comfortable than this!

Honorable mention: Sole Society Calla Lace-Up Gladiator

How much are they? $37.48
Why they rock: If you’re a gladiator sandal type of girl, you can’t get better than this. The wide straps make for comfort, and the color spruces it up. Can’t go wrong!

Happy National Walking Day, people!