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"My two go-to brands for comfortable heels right now are are Aquazzura (which I always get confused because of Altuzarra—the spelling confounds me!) and Gianvito Rossi. My last fashion week, I had a lot of great experiences with both those brands in terms of comfort. In terms of Gianvito, the pointed toe pump is really comfortable, and also super popular—I've seen a lot of my blogger friends wearing them. The style comes in great colors, and there's one pair that has this clear plastic cut out in the shoe that's really cool. My other favorite shoe, from Aquazzura, is a strappy, lace-up cage sandal; it's one of the brand's classic styles. I was able to wear them for 12 hours one day during September fashion week! Unfortunately it's too cold to wear them now, but I highly suggest investing in a pair for next season. It's worth it." - Eva Chen, editor-in-chief
"Pigalle from Christian Louboutin in black kid—they used to make them in 60-70 mm, which for me was the ideal comfort. Now they have them in 85mm, lowest, which is still doable. They make anyone's legs look sexy, and they look like much higher heels than they are!" - Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director
"I had a pair of nude Prada pumps similar to these that I could wear all day long. I could also wear them with anything so I completely wore them to the ground! Prada shoes are so comfortable to me, and not too narrow. They just seem to be made for my feet!" - Alexis Morgan, executive fashion director
"Since I walk to work every day (and, when I can, back home), I do seek comfortable shoes. Switching shoes seems '80s to me, and kind of destroys my look and mind-set. I'm not often seen in crazy-cool trendy shoes, but I do love classic like a kitten heel or a slightly sexier D'Orsay pump—always in black patent. Black patent mary janes from Manolo are my go-to for fancier occasions (not walking!), but I prefer a super comfortable Aldo D'Orsay pump and a Nine West kitten heel for everyday use. Both in, you guessed it, black patent. I also love a low pointy slingback kitten heel; Kate Spade often makes a great comfortable pair." - Katia Kuethe, creative director
"My ancient Prada loafer heels are by far the most comfortable heels I own. I generally hate wearing heels, but I love buying them, so I have lots that I never ever wear. These are pretty pleasant though. In general, Prada makes very comfortable shoes." - Laurel Pantin, market editor
"Whether it's a stacked heel boot or actual pump, I've yet to find a Rachel Comey shoe that isn't comfortable enough to wear all day. Even the tallest pair of RC heels in my closet (which clock in around five inches) are comfortable enough for an NYC subway commute—both ways!" - Alison Syrett Cleary, associate digital editor
"My Loeffler Randall pumps! The heel is not sky-high, which is probably a big part of why they're so comfy, but they also give me just enough height to feel like a taller, sleeker version of myself. Also, cheetah print!" - Jayna Maleri, senior fashion writer
"Every pair of Manolo Blahnik anything that I have ever owned that is 4" and under has been crazy comfortable! I guarantee this pair will be flexible and light." - Anne Keane, fashion director
"For me, it's all about a heeled ankle bootie. I'm not quite sure why, but they are unfailingly more comfortable for all-day wear than are pumps or heeled sandals—maybe it's the ankle and instep support? At any rate, the one pair of heels I own that always, always garners compliments is a black lace-up bootie from Aldo with a gold-toned cap toe. Despite its considerable height (somewhere between three and four inches, which is about as much as my 5'10 self can get away with), it's one of the comfiest styles I own. Seriously, I could probably run a marathon (okay, half-marathon) in these babies. Since they're several seasons old, my exact booties are sadly no longer available—but fortunately, Aldo's site has lots of similar styles on offer right now." - Elana Fishman, senior digital editor
"I was really excited throughout The Wolf of Wall Street when Jordan Belfort's company was taking Steve Madden public in the early 1990s. This might be embarrassing in some circles of (high) fashion editors, but I'm an enormous fan of Steve Madden—especially for seasonal shoes (like sandals) that you can wear to death and re-buy the next year. I bought my first pair of black Steve Madden pumps freshman year of college for a sorority formal, and have worn them in so much so that they're still one of my favorite heels in my wardrobe. During fashion week, having comfortable, worn in shoes can make or break your experience." - Maura Brannigan, digital fashion news writer
"I can go for miles in my black YSL Penny Loafer pumps. I've worn them so much that I've had to have them re-soled and now I am saving up to buy them in as many other colors as I can because I know they'll go the distance and I will have them forever." - Laura Morgan, special projects director
"I have these pair of Celine mules from Resort 2013 (attached) that are literally more comfortable than the majority of my, pointy toe, boxy brogue, flats. They were my first purchase with my first (entire) paycheck from my first job out of college at VOGUE and worth every penny—literally. They make boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt look like hours of planning as I run around all day. They give me way more credit than I should be getting, but what girl doesn’t appreciate that?!" - Whitney Feldman, fashion assistant
"I can guarantee, 100%, that if a Lucky editor says a pair of heels is comfortable, they're most definitely comfortable. I just happen to be utterly incapable of wearing heels for long periods of time. (Though, for what it's worth, the Loeffler Randall Tamsin pump recommended by Jayna is my go-to if I have to. I own it in three colors.) Instead, I swear by Converse—for fashion week and every week. Go classic in a creamy white (which I think looks especially cute with some bronzed legs and a flippy skirt) or pair black skinny jeans and a slouchy silk blouse with the mustard-y yellow pair. Your feet will thank me." -Verena von Pfetten, executive digital editor