What I Wore: Style Meets Comfort [Sponsored]

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Jacket: LOFT (similar) | Tee: Ann Taylor (similar) | Jeans: Gap | Bag: c/o Handbag Heaven | Shoes: Comfort Plus by Predictions ‘Karmen' available at Payless

Many of you ask me to recommend footwear brands that offer comfort and style at a reasonable pricepoint. So when Payless ShoeSource contacted me regarding their comfort line, I knew I had to review it for you!

Comfort Plus by Predictions and Dexflex Comfort are Payless lines of shoes that come in regular and wide sizes 5 to 13. With memory foam insoles and flexible outsoles, these shoes are uber comfortable for walking and standing all day. When I visited my nearby Payless location I was really impressed by how these lines incorporate popular fall fashion trends. From pointed toes to leopard print, classic oxfords to booties and “shooties,” one can find on-trend shoes for work and play. I chose the ‘Karmen' round-toe pump in wine, a hot color this season. The suede-like finish looks great peeking out of suiting trousers, paired with work dresses, but for this post I chose to dress them down with boyfriend jeans.

The shoes really are as comfortable as they claim. I wore them one day to work and found them comfortable enough to take a brisk walk of a few blocks on my lunch hour and didn't get any blisters, rubbing, or hot spots. Standing was also comfortable; I got stuck standing the majority of my Metro commute home and wasn't shifting my weight the whole trip like I usually do. All this comfort, seasonally-appropriate style, and less than $30! I'm glad to find Payless as a source for budget-friendly comfort shoes!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Payless via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. mark a.
    September 30, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    i love your comfortable and cute outfit!

  2. September 30, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    I love this brand! I own several of their flats and a pair of heeled ankle booties that I just love. I want to get a pair of wedges to wear to work as well, but I haven’t been able to find the perfect pair yet 🙂

  3. G
    September 24, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    I wear this heels pretty regularly since they are so inexpensive (I have them in black, nude, navy, and pink), however I don’t find them to be completely comfortable. In my experience these shoes do cause hot spots and they don’t hold up particularly well. However they look super cute and you really can’t beat the price!

  4. Hayley
    September 24, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    Love the rich color of those shoes! I love Payless, I really appreciate that many of their styles come in wide widths, they’re actually very good quality for the price.

  5. Ginger
    September 24, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Timely post. I am not a heel person, but I too need some for a wedding.
    Why should I pay a lot for shoes I know I”m not going to wear much and why should I suffer in inexpensive shoes?
    Do they carry that line at all Payless stores or do I need to go to one in a bigger mall?

    • September 24, 2014 / 1:12 pm

      I went to my small neighborhood strip mall next to a Dollar Tree and independent beauty supply store and 1/3 of the selection in my shoe size was from their comfort line. Thinking of wedding-appropriate styles, they had the pointed toe in nude and black patent and the Karmen I’m wearing in a couple colors including black, and a peeptoe style in red and nude patent.

  6. Anamarie
    September 24, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I’m planning to stop by a store on the way home from work today. All the Payless comfort shoes are 40% off! I found three pairs I liked and the total was just under $50. Yeah, I’m checking this out!

    • Anamarie
      September 25, 2014 / 10:43 am

      I did go check out the shoes in person and found them very comfortable – much more so than my usual shoes from Nine West, Chinese Laundry, etc. Unfortunately, my local store had a pretty small selection of shoes generally. I was able to try on the leopard pointed toe, and the dark teal pointed toe. The teal shoes were especially pretty, great color. I wanted to find black patent in either round toe or pointed, but they didn’t have them. So I opted to order online. I also googled a coupon code for Payless. My total for leopard, black, and teal pointed toe shoes was around $42, including free shipping!

      • September 25, 2014 / 10:49 am

        Oh I love the teal, I wish they had that one in my store! And what a score you got!

  7. Sonia
    September 24, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    Looks as if I’ll need to stop by my local Payless as well. As I’ve gotten older, my feet have spread, become ultra sensitive to pressure and the padding thinned. So, all the cute shoes everyone else is wearing are a “no no” for me. Thanks to you, Allie, I bought a couple of pair of Sofft shoes and like the comfort level. But, they are pricey when not on sale. I want to give these Comfort Plus a try. Oh, and that duffle handbag is so pretty.

  8. MaggieSnarkface
    September 24, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    I love the pointy-toed, patent styles. I have the nude and have been meaning to pick up a black pair. They also offer different seasonal colors. I have a great pair of faux suede in cobalt blue.

  9. Heidi
    September 24, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I <3 Payless

  10. Jodi Truscott
    September 24, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Payless has come a long way over the past few years. I purchase two pairs of flats last year (one in black, the other in leopard) that are not only super-comfortable, they have held up really well! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kathryn B
    September 24, 2014 / 10:18 am

    i have wide and flat (hobbit) feet and have consistently had problems with finding heels for work that look nice and are comfortable enough to walk around in for 8 hours. these are the ONLY shoes that do it for me, and i’ve tried more expensive brands too (think Nine West and Cole Haan). nothing has come close to my Comfort Plus pumps, which i happen to be wearing at this moment! i wholeheartedly agree with your review and will have to keep my eye out for that lovely wine color!!

  12. Aimee
    September 24, 2014 / 9:24 am

    Great timing on this! I need black pumps to wear to a wedding this weekend. I’m so glad I checked out your post before leaving the house. I don’t have a lot to spend on shoes right now but comfort is key. My plan was to hit Marshalls but Payless is on the way so I will go there first. Thanks!

    • Aimee
      September 24, 2014 / 1:07 pm

      I tried them on and found them too wobbly for me. I need a thicker heel but after looking around at other stores, the thinner heel is what’s in style so I may be out of luck. Anyway, the shoes were super cute and I want to pass the word around that they are $14.99 right now at Payless! At least they are at my local store.

      • September 24, 2014 / 1:13 pm

        When I went mine were on sale I think for $24.99 and they had BOGO going on so I got Emerson some new ballet shoes! Gotta love the Payless deals!

      • Michigan Sara
        September 24, 2014 / 2:49 pm

        Payless also has a line of women’s work shoes, designed for standing/walking/slip-resistance. That line has a a couple of styles of black pumps with lower/thicker heels as well as some cute ballet flats. The line is listed in the left nav on the website under Women as “Slip Resistant”.

        • Aimee
          September 24, 2014 / 6:14 pm

          Thanks. I will check that out!

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