The Best Women’s Pumps for Any Occasion

Finding the perfect pair of pumps can be a difficult task. Above all, you want them to be comfortable without sacrificing style, while also being versatile enough to wear with a range of outfits. But all hope is not lost. To make your shopping a little easier, FN has rounded up some of the best options out now — ideal for the office, weddings or practically any occasion. They’re also available in a range of heel heights and price points to suit any style or budget, so you’re bound to find something here you like.

Pick your favorite ahead.

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1. LifeStride Suki Pump

From comfort brand Lifestride, this D’Orsay pump offers a manageable 2.75-inch heel and the label’s signature Soft System technology for flexible, cushioned support.

Pros: Features an asymmetrical strap detail with elastic goring to help you get a better fit and prevent rubbing that causes blisters. Comes in black, nude and red if you like a pop of color. Available in half sizes and wide width options.

Cons: May scuff easily.

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2. Nine West Tatiana Dress Pump

Offering a lofty 4-inch stiletto heel and sleek pointed toe silhouette, this pump will help elongate your frame. Plus, it can easily be dressed up or down for many occasions.

Pros: Includes a lightly cushioned footbed for support. Offered in a range of colors and finishes, including smooth leather, suede and textured python prints. Comes in half sizes. Also great for women with large feet, as the style is available in up to a size 12.

Cons: May run narrow.

nine west tatiana pump
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3. Naturalizer Anna Pump

Comfort label Naturalizer delivers this elegant style, featuring a shorter 3.25-inch heel and anatomically sculpted cushioning to prevent achy arches.

Pros: A non-slip outsole helps ensure steady footing. Designed using sustainable materials, making it better for the environment, too. Offered with suede, fabric or leather uppers, including those featuring croc-embossed designs. Available in half sizes and wide width options.

Cons: May run small.

naturalizer anna pump
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4. Franco Sarto Slingback Pump

Complete with a low, architectural heel and supportive slingback strap, these should be easier to walk in. A sleek pointed toe also earns them style points.

Pros: Includes extra padding in the footbed and a breathable lining for enhanced comfort. Slingback strap is adjustable for a custom fit. Available in suede, as well as smooth and patent leather finishes. Offered in half sizes and select wide width sizes.

Cons: May run small.

franco sarto slingback pump
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