It’s finally happened—the fashion world has embraced comfortable footwear! Women’s flats made a big splash on fall runways this year. From luxe pool slides to fashion sneakers to ballet flats and beyond, they’re not just for weekends anymore. Women’s flat shoes make a powerful statement at the office and add just a touch of punk edge to frilly formal wear.
W Magazine’s Vanessa Lawrence has this advice for working the black-tie flat shoe: “The only way to pull off a flat sole is to hold your head high, no matter how low to the ground you are.” If you need even more inspiration on how to make the most of the flat shoe trend, follow Glamour’s #FlatsFriday on Instagram. Now practice your posture and take full advantage of these 12 stylish reasons to step briskly into the future with women’s flats.
Platform stilettos might make you feel a little sexier and a lot taller, but what you gain in stature you lose in agility. And your feet will definitely pay the price later. Pair your pencil skirt with sleek brogues and you’ll be amazed at the extra ground you can cover.