5 Flat Shoes That You Can Happily Walk 10K Steps a Day In

Joy Montgomery
·2-min read

As a self-confessed flat aficionado, I have experienced zero feelings of sadness at the lack of stiletto action in my life over the last 12 months. In fact, being confined to the four walls of my home has meant that I have only developed a greater respect for all facets of the flat shoe: From the toe-warming comfort of my shearling slippers to the slip-on-and-go stylings of my embroidered mules. While some will be rocking their fave sky-scrapers the moment April 12th comes around, I'll happily continue my life-long love affair with the flat, and I'm ok with it.

So, what are the styles residing in the flat shoe hall of fame this year? The loafer is up there with the other power players, thanks to its timeless appeal and low-maintenance polish, which has been embraced by fashion editors and influencers alike. Plus, it's a style that can be sourced at all price points, which is always a win. A more unexpected entry is the fisherman sandal, aka your answer to the 'what to wear when it's too cold for flip flops but too warm for brogues' conundrum. There aren't many to be found on the high street right now, but we predict that they'll be everywhere in 3 months' time. In the meantime, check out Church's and Gabriela Hearst.

You also can't beat the timeless elegance of the ballet pump, and this year they come with pointed toes and unusual ruched detailing—just slip on with cropped jeans and a white shirt for laid-back, WFH style. Scroll down to see and shop my full edit of stylish flat shoes that will happily get you from A to B this spring.

Fisherman Sandals


Gabriela Hearst Lynn Leather Sandals (£630)

Zara Flat Leather Cage Sandals (£90)

Fp Collection Delaney Fisherman Platforms (£148)

Churches Fisherman Nevada Leather Sandal White (£480)



Church's Pembrey Met.W Polished Fumè Loafer Stud Black (£530)

JW Anderson Bi-Colour Square-Toe Flat Leather Loafers (£495)

M&S Collection Leather Loafers (£35)

Mango Leather Moccasin (£50)

Woven Flats


Arket Woven Leather Loafers (£150)

M&S Collection Woven Sandals (£25)

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Collapsible-Heel Loafers (£1225)

Prada Piped and Woven Leather Boating Shoes (£645)

Ballet Flats


Bottega Veneta Almond Chocolate Leather Flats (£535)

Arket Scrunched Suede Ballerinas (£135)

Marks and Spencer Collection Leather High Cut Ballerina Pumps (£35)

Atp Atelier Andrano Black Leather Flats (£275)



Mango Sling Back Leather Babouches (£50)

Jw Anderson Dark Brown Chain-Embellished Leather Mules (£495)

Mango Coco Moccasins (£30)

Gucci Princetown Leather Slipper (£530)

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