Meet the winner and finalists in our comfort shoes category. Some are built with great cushioning to prevent fatigue and pain from standing or walking long hours. Others are minimalist shoes to let your feet get back to a natural feel. The finalists were nominated by readers and selected by our expert panel of walkers, then the readers voted. Voting polls were audited to produce the final results. For more information see our FAQ. The prize: bragging rights.
These are touted as the "softest shoe on Earth." They are designed by Karl Mueller Jr., whose father, Karl Mueller Sr., invented the MBT Footwear. Their patented sole technology gives a soft, light, comfortable feel. One nominator said, "Absolute comfort, arch support, conformity to foot, massaging interior." Another said, "No pressure on anything!" For standing and for walking, nominators loved these shoes.
These shoes work great as casual shoes for work or school or out doing errands on the weekends. One nominator said, "Super comfortable, go great with jeans. My wife will let me wear them without complaint on the weekends or casual Friday." Others noted they could walk all day in them. They come in both men's and women's versions.