My perpetual dilemma. I love dressing up for black tie or cocktail events, but I HATE dress shoes. My feet are so fussy and I have no patience for foot pain these days. The shoes in the photo below are ancient and I can't really walk in them these days (they have stretched out to the point where they don't stay on well). I'll be wearing this outfit (plus jewelry and clutch and stuff, obviously) to a wedding in june which will likely involve standing/walking around on stone floors.

So, has anyone seen any great, comfortable dress shoes lately? I'd prefer something sandal-y (as it'll be for summer events and my feet have traditionally done better in sandals vs pumps. It absolutely must have a stable heel 2.5" or lower and be comfortable enough to stand around and dance in all evening. Color needs to be black or a warm metallic (like gold or rose gold). Ankle straps or slingbacks tend to be better for me.

Frankly I haven't been shopping much at all lately (I did a shopping ban all fall for starters), and have barely looked at shoes in the last year or so, so I don't even really know what the current shoe trends are.

Was thinking something like these Naturalizer or Clarks in the finds below, although the horizontal front band may or may not bother my (small) bunion. Has anyone seen either of these IRL?

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Clarks Orabella Iris
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Naturalizer Arianna
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