Whether you need to update your closet for your return to the 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 at least help 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 work shoes were designed with your comfort in mind. They have a non-slip sole, a thickened PU insole, a foot-friendly heel and a pointed toe with the perfect angle that will make your feet "feel more comfortable" and "won't squeeze," according to the brand.
With summer on the horizon, finding a breathable work shoe is key. These flats are made with a mesh material that is said to be both soft and lightweight.
These affordable ballet flats may be made from a knit material, but the brand says they're far from stuffy. The pointed toe and lined design is also made to give feet a flattering and slimmer look.
One Shop TODAY contributor fell in love with these flats due to their comfortable feel, lightweight construction and breathable material. But what she loved most? "But the most useful feature has to be their portability. I can fold them in half and easily fit them into a pocket, purse or tote."
These ballet flats feature a cute floral eyelet detail and are available in 13 shades. Over 3,700 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.
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, according to some shoppers.
This pair of flats feature a cute ankle strap and a cushioned footbed to help your feet stay comfortable throughout the day. (How comfortable? Just ask the 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.
Did we just find the perfect all-day work flat? According to the brand, 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." Another bonus? You can grab this pair for 50% off, right now.
According to the brand, these slip-ons are made from a comfortable faux suede. How comfortable? Comfortable for a bride to wear during her wedding reception: "Very happy with these shoes. I wanted some light blue flats for my wedding reception and these are perfect. They are a suede type material but sturdy. I don’t feel like I need to break them in and I spent an afternoon wearing them and had no blisters."
The people have spoken! These Amazon loafers have over 12,500 five-star reviews, with many of them highlighting the shoe's comfort and durability. They come in 45 different colors, so we can almost guarantee there's a pair (or two!) available to match your work wardrobe.
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 over a dozen colors and patterns, so there's most likely a shade to match almost any outfit in your wardrobe.
These bestselling flats have nearly 2,000 verified five-star ratings from shoppers who are praising them for their comfortable feel and professional look. They come in 28 colors, ranging from a classic black shade to a stylish snake print, and in sizes six to 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 colors to choose from when picking out a pair.
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.