Flat shoes have replaced heels BIG time and the message is clear from the catwalks: flats are (still) back…
Flat shoes have totally take over from heels on the runway and among street style stars, and we couldn't be happier about it. Gone are the days when fashion girls teetered around in stilettos, falling over the Fashion Week cobblestones. Now the cool crowd are wearing trainers, brogues, loafers and mules, and our feet are pretty chuffed.
Though it looked as if high heels were slowly making their way back through party season, with inches quietly climbing and models at even Louis Vuitton and Gucci wearing blockish heeled loafers and boots, the message from the fashion elite is clear: flats are (still) back. Even Victoria Beckham is onboard. Phew!
If you do want to add some inches, a chunky sole or low block heel is the cool way to boost your height this season.
From moccasins, classic lace-up brogues and loafers, to sleek trainers, embellished slippers, and satin mules, the flat shoe is hotter, and more versatile, than ever.
The likes of Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo have proved the power of a well chosen flat for giving evening wear a cool, dressed-down edge, while VB has famously traded in her Fashion Week Louboutins for brogues and even the odd sneaker. All the endorsement you need to be confident that smart flats and trainers have firmly won their place in the office too. Yes, workwear trainers are a thing!
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Our favourite office look right now is to go gender neutral with a tailored suit paired with trainers or loafers, while an embroidered slipper or ballet pump will put a fresh spin on any outfit.
Ready to shop your new favourite shoes? Keep scrolling to see our pick of the best new flats your feet and wardrobe will love…