It's time to replace your office footwear with more comfortable alternatives

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There’s nothing worse than a pair of uncomfortable shoes. Wear the wrong footwear, and your entire day or evening is ruined by blisters, aching arches and cramped toes. It’s why comfortable shoes like Birkenstocks, Crocs and sneakers became the footwear of choice for many during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

But as much of the U.S. begins returning to some version of normalcy — and white-collar workers prepare to return to their offices — the fashion experts at The New York Times predict that your Birks may be destined for the back of your closet. But if your stomach drops and your toes ache just at the sight of your old pumps and stilettos, it might be time to replace your office footwear with more comfortable alternatives. 

I’ve been a devout lover of Naturalizer shoes for several years because they’re the only shoes I can stand to wear on the subway, around town and during a full day of work. I own several pairs of shoes from the brand (some were press gifts to road test, some I purchased on my own once I was convinced). I now own several pairs of Naturalizer shoes — from knee-high heeled boots and strappy heeled sandals perfect for weddings to snake print flatform sandals. And they’re some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had the privilege of slipping my feet into. 

Plus, I really love the brand because most of their shoe styles also come in wide-width sizes, so you can find exactly the fit you need.

Lucky for you, there are surprisingly a lot of Naturalizer shoes on sale right now across the internet, so you can mentally prepare for a full day of wearing dressy shoes outside your house. Though there are a lot of great shoes on sale, these Naturalizer Mali L heeled pumps are worth browsing. They’re available in sizes 4.5 to 12, as well as wide-width sizes, and can be dressed up or down, making them a great addition to any closet. 

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Keep scrolling for our favorite deals on comfy shoes from Naturalizer:

1. Naturalizer 27 Edit Liv Pump: $80 + 20% off with code SUMMER20 (orig. $160) 

These chunky low-heel pumps are the wear-anywhere heels that you can stand to wear all day. They’re a classic silhouette with modern details like a wide heel and snake print pattern. Get them in sizes 7 to 9, as well as narrow- and wide-width sizes.

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2. Naturalizer Halo: $81 (orig. $89)

These almond-toe slingbacks are the perfect addition to any closet. They’re available in tan and snake print colors and come in sizes 4 to 12, as well as wide-width sizes.

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3. Naturalizer 27 Edit Geneva Pump: $98 + 20% off with code SUMMER20 (orig. $140)

These perfectly polished slingback heels are the perfect shoe for your day-look as well as your night look. It’s made with a signature contour technology to give you your most comfortable fit. They’re also available in nude and black shades that are not on sale. Get them in sizes 5 to 12, as well as wide-width sizes.

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4. Naturalizer Banks: $59.88 (orig. $99) 

The perfect blend of professional and fun, these coral suede slingbacks have just a hint of a heel so you can go about your day in style. They’re also available in four additional colors and come in sizes 4 to 13, as well as wide-width sizes.

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5. Naturalizer Emiline-L: $61.90 (orig. $99)

For a polished and professional look, these classic loafers with a metal detail can be dressed up or down. Pair them with jeans and a blazer for a work-ready look, or wear them with wide-leg cropped trousers for a casual weekend outfit. They’re available in blue suede and white faux leather options as well and come in sizes 4 to 12. You can also get them in wide-width sizes. 

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6. Naturalizer Mali L $73.70 (orig. $120) 

The classic pump gets a modern upgrade with these chunky heeled, almond-toed heels. Get them in this classic brown faux animal print pattern, or choose from black, red or nude colors. They’re available in sizes 4.5 to 12, as well as wide-width sizes.

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7. Naturalizer Karina: $75 (orig. $120) 

If you love the return of the square-toe shoe, look no further. These square-toe pumps with a chunky heel are the modern upgrade your heels have been looking for. Grab them in additional neutral colors like black, brown and snake print. They’re available in sizes 4 to 12 and also come in wide-width sizes. 

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8. Naturalizer Verney 2: $96 (orig. $160)

You might not have boots season on your mind right now but do future you a favor by grabbing these platformed, chunky heeled ankle boots while they’re on sale. They’re available in sizes 5 to 10, as well as wide-width sizes.

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9. Naturalizer Samantha: $55 (orig. $89) 

If your closet isn’t complete without a pair of comfy ballet flats, you’ll love these easy slip-on flats. They come in either black or tan and can be worn with just about anything. They’re available in sizes 4 to 9 and also come in wide-width sizes.

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10. Naturalizer Belinda: $85 (orig. $130) 

These slip-on, pointy-toe booties are the wear-with-anything shoe your wardrobe is missing. Pair them with a midi skirt and oversized sweater in the fall, or pair them with cropped wide-leg jeans for a casual weekend look. They’re available in sizes 6.5 to 9.5 and also come in wide-width styles.

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11. Naturalizer Halifax: $88 (orig. $110) 

Sandals with support do exist! These platform sandals strap on with a buckle, so they won’t slide off your feet when you’re in a hurry. They’re made of a lightweight material that contours to your foot, giving you even more support than you ever imagined a sandal could have. They’re available in sizes 4.5 to 11

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12. Naturalizer Faryn: $55 (orig. $79) 

No summer wardrobe is complete without a bright slip-on sandal. These yellow daisy sandals feature a buckle and cushioned footbed that has cooling technology, so you’ll stay comfortable even after wearing them for a full day. They’re available in additional colors like sizes white faux leather, faux blue snake print and black. Get them in sizes 4 to 12, as well as in wide-width sizes.

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If you liked this story, check out our guide to wide-width sandals you can rock this summer and beyond.

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