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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM
 
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Cole Haan does great quality shoes that are comfortable and dressy. Clark’s also carries some nice designs from time to time that are also very good on the feet.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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I've had to quit wearing heels higher than an inch and a half or so unless they are platforms. The shoe you show in your opening post would have my heel sliding around and there would be a risk of twisting my ankle.

But I have found a solution for wearing dressy shoes without worrying so much about slippage and that's Dr. Scholl's "Stylish Step" heel and ball inserts. They stick to the inside of the shoe but are removable for use in other shoes and are invisible when your foot is in the shoes. With them in my sandals my foot doesn't slide around.

You can also buy a stick-on gripper to place on the sole of the shoe to keep from sliding around on the floor when you walk.

At 70 this is my dressiest shoe:

https://www.healthyfeetstore.com/nao...ns-sandal.html

Not quite so delicate but very comfortable and safe to walk on. (I didn't pay nearly what this store is asking!)
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have found that block heels in this style are comfy - with some small caveats - make sure the sole is breathable and padded for the amount of standing you need to do. Otherwise they are pretty decent:
I grabbed these in suede a year or 2 ago:

Also some version of these: they were fine for me to stand in for basically 6 hours....

And these are my new faves, well they no longer have my 2 inch version with the subtle gold studs! They are my new fancy shoes.

Also, these sandals were pretty good - not quite 4 miles of walking good. But definitely fine for a wedding where you spend most of the night standing. I first wore them at an afternoon wedding, through the reception.
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Old Yesterday, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Anything Sam Edelman is super comfortable for me. I cannot wear Steve Madden. The arch is too high or something and they cripple me in under an hour.

I live downtown Fort Lauderdale and walk everywhere and have literally walked miles in them. Three miles one night. They come in ten colors and I have them in five and the nude goes with everything.

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sam-ede...BoCP5wQAvD_BwE
3" heels? .....no.
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Old Today, 06:16 AM
 
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Try Vionic. Was a game changer for me.
Me too. I can tell within seconds the difference when I wear another brand.

Oddly enough, the flips flops feel the best on my arches, ankles, and knees. I've bought at least a dozen other styles and they are all okay, but don't feel as goo as the flip flops.

I wore a pair of Vionic sandals with rhinestones with a floor length, flowy dress and my feet felt just as good at the end of the night as they did at the beginning.
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Old Today, 10:51 AM
 
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There are expensive and comfortable, but you have to furnish your own bear.
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