Up until about six years ago, aside from holiday sandals, I never used to wear flat shoes. Instead, I'd teeter around in heels, whatever the occasion—be it a night out or a trip to the supermarket. I guess I had subscribed to the idea that working in the fashion industry meant practical things such as flat shoes weren't part of the uniform. In my defence, flat shoes weren't given the same treatment that they are today.
Then the tide turned. From Celiné's (when the brand still boasted its accent) glove shoe to Gucci's once-again iconic Jordaan loafer, the humble flat was given the haute treatment by a host of brands. Now, you'll find plentiful flat shoes that look just as pretty, if not more so.
It's official—flat shoes are cool, and I wear them around the clock. Not only are they more comfortable than any of the shoes I wore during my early twenties, but I also trip less. (Note: it's imperative to pay attention when walking in five-inch stilettos and not get distracted looking at dogs.) And you know, I also feel much more stylish, too.
Ballet, loafers, espadrilles, sandals, slingbacks—whatever your preferred flavour of flat footwear is, I've found the chicest pairs out there. Scroll below to see the best flat shoes on offer right now.
SHOP THE BEST FLAT SHOES
Arket Scrunched Suede Ballerinas (£135)
Zara Leather Loafers with Buckle (£50)
Chloé Ingrid Brown Leather Sandals (£450)
Who What Wear Marjory Shoes (£90)
Dune Lockstockk Double Strap Flat Sandals (£110)
Mansur Gavriel Dream Square-Toe Ballet Pumps (£345)
Cult Gaia Leena PVC Pointed-Toe Flat Shoes (£380)
Whistles Roya Leather Flat Strappy Sandals in Green (£99)
& Other Stories Croc Embossed Leather Ballerina Flats (£85)
Jigsaw Lois Leather Ballerina Flat Shoes in Tan (£99)
FitFlop Allegro Soft Leather Ballet Pumps (£80)
& Other Stories Striped Strap Leather Sandals (£65)
Loeffler Randall Maisie Canvas Sandals (£165)
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 10 Emerald Silk-Satin Flat Shoes (£765)
Arket Leather Strap Sandals (£135)
Marks and Spencer Leather Flat Ballet Pumps (£45)
Arket Pointy Leather Slingbacks (£135)
Jil Sander Light Pink Leather Flat Shoes (£500)
Theory Wedge Flat in Leather (£275)
Zara Leather Ballerinas (£30)
Uterqüe Leather Espadrilles with Chain Detail (£100)
Who What Wear Celia Mules (£90)
Uterqüe Leather Slingbacks With Faux Pearl Embellishment (£100)
Kin Grayson Slip-On Flat Leather Court Shoes (£49)
Theory Multi-Strap Lug Sandal in Leather (£245)
Who What Wear Dory Mules (£77)
Zara Flat Mules with Rhinestones (£60)
Marks and Spencer Wide Fit Leather Ballet Pumps (£35)
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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