Comfortable Business Shoes for Women – Stylish, Supportive, and Affordable!

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After I wrote several articles that describe the most comfortable sneakers for women, I received several requests about writing an article about the most comfortable business shoes for women. If this is your first time reading one of my articles, you should know that I have been fitting women’s shoes for the last 10 years. I work for a shoe store that focuses on helping women with complicated foot shapes (narrow, wide, high instep) as well as foot problems (flat feet, plantar fasciitis). I am here to help you find a pair of  comfortable but not unattractive and practical but not comical business shoes.

Your office attire might have an impact on how some people perceive you in the workplace. You want to wear the appropriate shoes but also lessen the burden on your feet and wear comfortable shoes.

As much as I want to please your fashion needs, I want to make you aware from the get-go that business shoes call for comfort and to prevent feeling tired all day long. I won’t be describing any high heels in this article simply because they usually lead to tension, inflammation, and blisters. High heels usually place the foot at an angle and often throw the joints and muscles out of alignment. You will notice that some of the business shoes that I recommend come with a two-inch heel which is the ideal height!

Unfortunately, business shoes have earned a reputation for being uncomfortable. However, the business shoes that I will show you shortly will support your feet and accommodate your foot shape (narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, high instep), as they are available in different widths.

What Type of Business Shoe Works Best for Women?

In my experience, high heels can be rough on your feet and ballet flats don’t feel much better as they don’t provide much support. Somewhere in the middle are stylish and comfortable work shoes for women.

The idea is to find a pair of shoes that are low-heeled, provide a supportive outsole, and have enough room in the toe box so your toes don’t get squished.

What Makes the Business Shoes that I Recommend the Most Comfortable Ones for Women?

1️⃣ Supportive Outsole with a Solid Block Heel: Many women over 40 suffer from foot problems that require shoes with more arch and heel support. A solid block heel provides posture support and ample balance, while a wider toe area leaves room for feet to expand as they may swell throughout the day. I will provide you with a link to these shoes shortly.

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2️⃣ Fit Different Foot Shapes: The shoes that I recommend are available in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide. I will also explain what shoes are deeper than others (in case you have a high instep). For example, the shoe below is available in narrow widths (N).

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3️⃣ Lightweight and Flexible: It’s important for your shoes to be supportive, but they need to be lightweight and flexible at the same time to prevent your feet from getting tired.

Most of the business work shoes that I recommend are made from genuine leather as they are miles better than synthetic options and last a very long time.

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Whether you are dealing with a foot condition such as flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis or a difficult foot shape such as narrow or extra wide feet, my list includes specific options to suit every need.

Please note that many of the shoes featured below come in several color options, so if you like a model, please make sure to click through and see if they have your desired color.

Trotters Women’s Pump

This specific style can fit women with narrow, medium, or wide feet. Make sure that you select your foot width accordingly.

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  • 100% Leather
  • Heel measures approximately 2″
  • Cushioned smooth and sueded leather footbed
  • Modern block heel
  • Removable insoles

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order the shoes a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.


London Fog Block Heel Dress Shoe

This specific style can fit women with medium and wide feet. Make sure that you select your foot width accordingly.

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  • Slightly padded footbed
  • Heel height 2 inches
  • Buckle strap helps keep your foot in place

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order the shoes a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.


Trotters Women’s Pump

This specific style can fit women with narrow, medium, or wide feet. Make sure that you select your foot width accordingly.

Different colors availableCheck Price

  • Sturdy and durable outsole
  • Heel measures approximately 2 inches”
  • Removable footbed with cushion and arch support allows customization

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order the shoes a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.


Clarks Slip-On Loafer

This specific style can fit women with medium or wide feet. Make sure that you select your foot width accordingly.

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  • 100% Leather
  • Ortholite footbed
  • Heel height 2 inch

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order the shoes a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.


Clarks Loafer

This specific style can fit women with medium or wide feet. Make sure that you select your foot width accordingly.

Different colors availableCheck Price

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order the shoes a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.


Naturalizer Women’s Ballet Flat

This specific style can fit women with medium or wide feet. Make sure that you select your foot width accordingly.

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  • Classic silhouette with a round toe
  • Heel measures approximately 0.75″
  • Padded collar at the heel
  • Breathable lining

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the shoes, I highly recommend that you order the shoes a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoes.


Do You Know Your Exact Foot Length and Shape?

It’s a complete waste of money to spend on comfortable business work shoes that are slightly too big, too small, too narrow, or too wide.  Think how sore your feet muscles will become!

If you prefer to shop online you must be 100% sure of your foot length and shape. Don’t insist on buying the same shoe size just because that’s the size that you have worn for most of your life. Your foot shape and size can change over time, and some of the factors that contribute to this change are pregnancy, aging and weight gain or loss. Over time and because of gravity, our feet might get longer and wider.

As we age, the body’s ligaments and tendons lose their strength and ability to spring back. This means that our arches decrease, which flattens and lengthens the foot and toes. This often results in an increase in shoe size by a half-size or more.

Buying shoes online can be a challenge. If you are unsure about what shoe size you need to order online I suggest that you take a look at the resource below:

How to Measure Your Foot Shoe Size – The Most Simple and Effective Way!

Are Any Other Comfortable Business Shoes Available?

These are the most comfortable business shoes that I have fitted before. With that said, do not hesitate to contact me via the comment section below or at my email if you are unsure about which specific style will work best for your feet or if you need the shoes to be made of a specific color: comfortablewomenshoes@gmail.com

My biggest advice is always to choose comfort over style when picking your business shoes. With that said, I hope that you find the shoe options that I presented you with both comfortable and stylish!

Whether you work in a creative field or on the more corporate side, comfort should always come first. Help me make this resource even better by adding your comfortable business shoe recommendations as well!

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