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Clarks have some good ones. I have my first ever comfy and smart pair of shoes - I think the key is to go for chunky heels. That way even if they're high I can walk fast when I am late for school pick-up (without falling over!).
I'm a reluctant wearer of heels for work. I'd also vote for Hush Puppies Philippa and the related styles. As a bonus they have cheerful flowery linings and a flower on the sole . I have a pair now and I can see I will just keep replacing them with the same.
I have some quite similar shoes to the clarks ones - Chorus Jazz I just wore them the once so far, for an all day wedding and can confirm they are really comfortable. The little platform makes a real difference plus a padded sole.
Also don't underestimate the usefulness of Party Feet insoles
I bought the most amazingly comfy pair of heels from Clarks - I can't link, but they are called Ancient Myth.
They are kitten heels, and made of such soft suede that I can wear them all day on bare feet (and I really suffer, having wide feet and bunions). Lovely for work, and look just as good with skinny jeans.
I like Jones shoes for work. Here's the thing, though - you need flats or trainers or something comfy for commuting or other walking about. On no account try to do that stuff in heels! Keep the nice shoes in your desk drawer to slip into when you get to work. A refinement on the theme is to have different height heels in the drawer - low ones for pottering about the office and more glam ones for special meetings, events etc!
I suggest Fitflop ballerinas which are fabulously comfy and have a substantial sole (which adds a little height). Perfect if you have to walk a lot. Sound like a stuck record, don't I? But they really are great.
I wear very slim-built pointy toe wedges and block-heels when I have to wear heels and stand a lot.
Lots of women change shoe size after pregnancy. The hormones soften up our pelvic ring (the pubic joint softens up) and it can also change your shape everywhere. I am at my pre-preg weight but my pelvic shape has changed permanently (=one dress size up) and I think my feet have also gained 1/2 size.