When it comes to my daily footwear, I've always preferred flats or low-heel shoes. Not that I have anything against high-heels, but considering I'm a born-and-bred California girl, the ease and comfort of flat and low-heel shoes just seems to agree with me on a fundamental level. High heels, in my humble opinion, are to be reserved for special occasions or a night when I'm feeling extra flirty. The numerous stylish flats offerings and resurgence of kitten heels in recent years (I'm looking at you, Manolo Maysales) have only helped my case.
On top of that, the right flats or low-heel shoes have an understated elegance that's hard for a higher heel to compete with. I'll never forget seeing a woman walk into a wedding in a breezy floor-length gown with simple sandals on her feet and thinking that she was the chicest person in the room. Suffice to say, I've done a lot of research recently on the best flats and low heels out there. My biggest issue? Putting a cap on my finds, which M&S, Zara, and Mango aren't helping with. They've really been nailing it with their selections of flats and low-heel shoes, so I've rounded up my favourite 28 picks just for you, dear reader, below.
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This story originally appeared on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.