Fine, maybe hate is a strong word, so let's just say that flats are not really my thing—for several reasons. Firstly, there's the fact that, at 5"2', I'm more drawn to shoes that give me a bit of height (even if it's just an inch or two). I also just like the look of heels and what they do in terms of dressing up and adding polish to an outfit. Plus, I've simply collected so many mules, kitten heels, heeled sandals, and boots that there's really no turning back now. However, there are always exceptions.
With that in mind, I recently took it upon myself to scour the internet for actually stylish flats that I would hypothetically wear, were I willing to trade in my many other go-to shoes. Much to my own surprise, I found more worthy contenders than I ever would have imagined—25 pairs to be exact. While I'm still deciding which to opt for myself, if you happen to be in the market for flats, just keep scrolling to see and shop all the pairs I loved.
Topshop Leah Cream Leather Soft Ballet Flat Shoes ($68)
I love this buttery-soft look.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Patio Loafers ($488)
I need this net mesh pair.
Staud Gina Mule ($250)
This print instantly lifts my mood. Is there any better reason to buy something?
Zara Square Toe Mary Janes ($60)
A strong square-toe moment.
Yuul Yie Exclusive Ivy Leather Loafers ($390)
This polished pair will go with anything from jeans to a suit.
Porte & Paire Chain-Embellished Leather Ballet Flats ($260)
I'm always down for a built-in anklet.
Shop Pêche Heize ($85)
An affordable, fashion-editor favorite.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Point-Toe Flats ($1100)
Meet Bottega's take on everyday flats.
Miu Miu Crystal-Strap Leather Ballet Flats ($690)
They had me at crystals.
Aeydē Moa Suede Point-Toe Flats ($230)
That simple black pair to wear with all your jeans.
By FAR Toni Leather Slingback Flats ($430)
Slingbacks aren't just for heels.
Malone Souliers + Deveaux Dax Croc-Effect Leather Loafers ($650)
I do love an easy-to-slip-on slide.
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Flat ($995)
Manolo is always the goal.
H&M Ballet Flats ($25)
Two-tone done right.
Loeffler Randall Georgie Ballet Flats ($250)
The slightly squared toes make all the difference.
Who What Wear Cherri Mule ($95)
Meet your new favorite commuter shoes.
Tory Burch Jessa 20MM Loafers ($348)
Classic with a twist.
& Other Stories Square Toe Leather Lace Up Flats ($99)
Ankle ties make everything cooler.
Nicholas Kirkwood Casati Moccasin Loafers ($750)
I have these in black, but I'm starting to think I need them in white too.
Rosetta Getty Shearling Loafers ($770)
You'll never want to take them off.
Khaite Suede Loafers ($720)
Khaite has basically perfected every basic.
Senso Daphne Ballet Flats ($159)
This nude pair will go with everything.
Zac Zac Posen Valencia Mule ($99)
The exact type of flats that look good with a dress.
Malone Souliers Marina Feathered-Embellished Satin Slides ($595)
As my colleague would say: unnecessary but cute.
Zara Square Toe Chain Trim Leather Loafers ($100)
Of course, I couldn't narrow down my Zara finds to just one.
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