From Slides to Ballet Pumps, These Flat Shoes Are Perfect for Summer

Flat shoes for summer: @deborabrosa



Debora wears Alaïa's trending mesh flats—join the waitlist so you're alerted when your size is back in stock.

Heels are out, flats are in. Just kidding—we don't believe fashion works that way. But while it might not be that black and white, there's no disputing the fact that fashion people are loving flat shoes lately.

With the arrival of summer and the subsequent desire to spend as much time as possible outside, heels just don't feel practical right now. I live in Edinburgh, a city filled with steep side streets and crooked cobblestones, and speaking from experience, any sole higher than one or two inches makes a simple stroll around town much harder to navigate.

Flat shoes for summer: @_jessicaskye



Strappy sandals are a popular choice for SS23, especially in neutral shades like black and beige.

So, I'm here for the low shoe craze. It helps that most of the season's bigger footwear trends come in flat-sole form. Think fisherman sandals, ballet pumps, elevated flip-flops—the list goes on. With so many cool (and comfortable) styles to choose from, it's no wonder flats are dominating the summer. Plus, they're incredibly easy to style, particularly if you stick to minimal, neutral designs free from frills and shiny hardware.

To give you a picture of what I'm talking about, I've sifted through my favourite footwear brands and rounded up the stand-out options below. From high-street to high-end, the finished list is brimming with chic flat shoes for summer. Scroll on to see for yourself.

Flat shoes for summer: @nlmarilyn



Marilyn styles her Massimo Dutti Mary Janes with white socks and a denim skirt.

Shop the Best Flat Summer Shoes:

We're starting strong with this year's it-sandals.

These might look like raffia from afar, but they're actually crafted from supple leather.

These would work with jeans, dresses and pretty much everything else.

Style these with your white cotton dresses.

Influencers love Ancient Greek Sandals, and so do we.

These unique sandals could easily pass for designer.

We couldn't have just one The Row sandal on this list.

If you haven't already picked up a pair of these bestselling Birkenstocks, this could be the year.

Just wait until you see what these look like on. It'll be an instant add-to-basket.

Just one of the many pairs of Massimo Duttie flats worth adding to your wish list.

Made from high-quality vegan leather that looks and feels as good as the real thing

Part ballet flat, part espadrille. 100% chic.

So much fun—plus they tie into the crochet trend.

Just when we thought our ballet flat collections were full, Arket swoops in with this irresistible design.

A cool way to wear loafers in the warmer months.

These gorgeous fisherman sandals look so much more expensive than they are.