I’ll admit it—I have a love-hate relationship with heels. As much as I’ve embraced them for giving me a boost in height and confidence, not to mention how flattering they are, I often resent how painful they can be. It’s something most people feel, so at least I know I’m not alone when I admit that, yes, sometimes I get tired of wearing heels. It’s especially true on days when I have multiple meetings and events to run back and forth to; heels aren’t always the best choice (no matter how cute they actually look).
So on days when I just can’t muster the energy to put my feet through a certain level of discomfort, I’ve found a certain flat style that makes me feel just as put-together. Slingback flats, especially those with a pointed toe, are the cute (and comfortable!) shoes I wear instead of heels. Luckily, there are so many cool options to choose from right now. Whether it be a colorful print or an unexpected cutout, I’ve picked a few of my favorite flats so you can shop a pair too.
Gear up for summer with this fresh gingham-printed strap.
Complete your look—see the best jeans to wear with flats.
The flat version of the Balenciaga heels you know and love.
This shade of blue feels so fresh right now.
Team these patterned flats with white jeans.
Imaginative cutouts make this pair a fun choice for summer.
A pair of flats we’d actually wear out at night? We thought we’d never see the day.
This pair is all in the lace-up details.
Meet your new power flats.
Style these flats with cropped jeans to show off the pretty ankle straps.
Smart and polished.
You’ll wear these simple flats with just about everything.
Layer these flats with a fun pair of socks for some added texture.
How pretty is this emerald color?