Whether you need to update your closet for your return to office or are heading out for in-person interviews, footwear is a great place to start when it comes to building a work wardrobe. But as we all know, it's difficult to find that perfect balance between comfort and fashion when shopping for professional attire.
Flats, fortunately, typically offer the best of both worlds: style and comfort. We've selected 15 pairs from Amazon, based on reviews and top ratings, that check both of those boxes. So, while we can't help you with your workload, we can get you to work on the right (and fashionable) foot on any budget. Check out our favorite finds below.
Best women's flats for work, according to reviewers
These bestselling flats have over 1,400 verified five-star ratings from shoppers who are praising them for their comfortable feel and professional look. They come in over 30 different colors, ranging from a classic black style to a stylish snake print, and in sizes 5-11. The insole is made with two layers of memory foam and the heel is backed with sponge cushioning for extra comfort, according to the brand.
If you find that your feet sweat while you walk, the brand says the knit upper on these flats offers some ventilation. In addition to function, they hit the mark in fashion, too: Whether you prefer a neutral nude to pair with slacks or a bright pop of pink or red to brighten up your wardrobe, you'll have almost 40 different colors to choose from when picking out a pair.
If knit flats aren't your style, these classic ballet options boast a faux leather upper that gives them an office-appropriate look. One reviewer mentioned that the shoes check off some of the important boxes: They're comfortable, flexible and the sizing is accurate.
This pair of flats features a cute ankle strap and a cushioned footbed to help keep your feet stay comfortable throughout the day. (How comfortable? Just ask this five-star reviewer who wore them to an eight-hour-long wedding.) According to the brand, they run on the smaller side, so be sure to order half a size up.
These ballet flats feature a cute floral eyelet detail and are available in 13 different shades. Over 2,700 reviewers have given the pair a five-star rating, with one shopper saying that they're "the most comfortable shoes I have put on my feet in years! The footbed feels amazing with memory foam."
If you struggle to find a shoe that fits the width of your foot, we suggest these slip-on flats from Amazon Essentials, which come in a wide range of regular and wide sizes. According to the brand, the elasticized topline provides a comfortable fit.
Perfect for the everyday commuter, these comfy knit flats are collapsible and can be thrown into your purse for on-the-go wear. The pair is also available in six different colors and patterns, so there's most likely a shade to match almost any outfit in your wardrobe.
Sketchers may be known for its comfortable sneakers, but it also makes stylish and affordable flats. This pair in particular is made with air-cooled memory foam, which, according to the brand, enhances breathability and comfort.
Did we just find the perfect all-day work flat? According to Dr. Scholl's, this pick features a cushioned heel to reduce slipping and improve the overall fit. It also features a synthetic sole and the brand's Be Free Energy Technology for "maximum comfort."
The people have spoken! These Amazon loafers have almost 8,600 five-star reviews, with many of them highlighting the shoe's comfort and durability. They come in 44 different colors, so we can almost guarantee there's a pair (or two!) available to match your work wardrobe.
Memory foam and knit stretch-fit material team up to help give you effortless comfort. The scalloped edges and a tapered front toe add some additional style. To attest to how wearable these are, one reviewer mentioned, "When I put them on, it feels like a hug on my feet."
These chic flats have padded footbeds and are adorned with a trendy buckle. Be mindful when ordering online, though — reviews recommend sizing up because of the slim pointed toe.
These timeless loafers from Aerosole feature the brand's Core Comfort Technology: rubber soles with a diamond pattern to help minimize friction and padded insoles to bolster your feet as you walk.
We think Clarks has some of the comfiest shoes on the market, and these flats don't disappoint. Equipped with the brand's Cushion Plus technology and a slight heel, you'll want to wear these to work every day.
We love the sleek design of these flats and the fact that the knit upper is made from recycled bottles, according to the product page. Plus, the insole is cushioned and designed to be breathable and deodorizing.