Fashionable shoes for commuters that won't kill your feet

College students descending stairs

Back to school is an exciting time, but if you’re a student who commutes, you know that a good pair of shoes is a must-have — especially when combined with a backpack filled with your laptop, books and other essentials.

Take a look at these boots, flats and sneakers that will keep your feet happy all day long so you can focus on your studies — not your aching insoles.

Dr. Scholl's Amara Bootie

Dr. Scholl's Amara Bootie

A chunky stacked heel adds just-right height to a timeless Chelsea boot crafted from smooth leather and fitted with a cushy innovative insole.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $150

Cloudsteppers by Clarks

Cloudsteppers by Clarks

Contemporary slip-on sneakers with a wedge heel with a round tow and Ortholite Cushion Soft technology.

SHOP IT: The Bay, $100 (originally $125)

The Leather Street Shoe

The Leather Street Shoe

Made in a luxurious and durable full grain Italian leather, finished to a smart shine. It features elastic at the tongue for an ea`sier fit and hand-cut soles made from four layers of lightweight foam.

SHOP IT: Everlane, $75 (originally $135)

Faguo Retro Sneakers

Faguo Retro Sneakers

A new classic for those ahead of the curve, this on-trend pair delivers comfort and style in just one step.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $150

Ugg Loafer

Ugg Loafer

Minimalist styling ensures maximum versatility on a wardrobe-staple driving loafer furnished with a well-cushioned insole for all-day comfort.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $140

Sperry Women's Waypoint Patent Leather Penny Loafers

Sperry Women's Waypoint Patent Leather Penny Loafers

These classic penny loafers are designed with a signature feel. Crafted from genuine leather upper, they feature a flat strap penny keeper with classic moccasin stitching and a full-length memory foam cushioned insole.

SHOP IT: The Bay, $105 (originally $130)

Blondo Lidi

Blondo Lidi


The bootie that never disappoints. Side zip closures keep it so easy to slip off and on, wherever your plans take you.

SHOP IT: Naturalizer, $200

The Starling Flat

The Starling Flat


Once you feel the seven layers of responsive cushion technology and plush, quilted lining, you'll know why these upgraded travel flats have earned cult status.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $130

New Balance Fresh Foam Sneakers

New Balance Fresh Foam Sneakers

Committed to comfort, functionality and iconic casual style, these sneakers suit - and support - your on-the-go lifestyle.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $80

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