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.