The best flat shoes? You could say it was Gucci that cemented the totally comfy, megawatt-cool flat shoes fashion trend with its shearling-lined horse-bit slippers (Alexa Chung totally did it best, quelle surprise). Then the bondage-inspired Miu Miu ballet pumps got a lot of love from the street style A-listers, proving that a lower centre of gravity sure does make bombing about town a chic, girl-gone-bad affair. And so, it was inevitable that the fashion set would descend from the lofty heights of glove-slipper heels in great numbers and come back down to earth. Then the comeback kid of the season, the loafer, confirmed the trend direction once and for all: Flat shoes are cool.
This season sees the pointed toe gain traction again amongst shoe-a-holics, and then the flattened-back style loafer/skater shoe has well and truly hit Zara at full force (No, Mum, it's meant to be like that).
Whatever your flavour of flat footwear is, we've decoded the cool barometer of gloriously practical but bang-on brilliant shoes in our ultimate edit. Ladies, walk this way.
Click through to find your next pair of dreamy everyday flat shoes that strike the fashion zeitgeist.
Meet your new go-to black flats for work, play and life in-between the two.
Can a girl ever have too many sneakers? We think not.
Don't step on my red suede shoes!
Raise your loafer game with these babies.
Audrey Hepburn would so wear these.
You can lace-up or rope-up. We know which ones we'll be going for sur la plage.
These high-shine heroes will lift you on the morning commute to work.
Ballet takes an autumnal turn in burgundy velvet. Perfection.
Few can resist the charms of these ultimate sport luxe slip-ons.
The slipper gets a plush overhaul by Jil Sander. Want.
Every fash girl's dream pump must be yours.
All-over furry flats? She who dares…
Promote your day-time wardrobe with these Mary-Janes.
Who wouldn't like a leopard-print pair of flats?
Just click your glitter shoes and you'll be home, Dorothy.
When ballet dancer meets punk…
For the loafer lover, these shoes are top notch.
For girls who can't go entirely flat.
All kinds of cute, for such a good price.