Retail fashion directors, stylists, designers, and, of course influencers, weigh in.
There’s nothing like a heel to make you feel your most feminine, but the practicality of three-plus inches doesn’t exactly suit all women IRL. Flats are the functional shoe du jour whether you wear yours solely for a commute or love the comfort of a flat sole all day. Oftentimes, though, flats are just as, if not more excruciating than heels (minus the leg-elongating effects of a stiletto, too). So what gives? Per 11 fashion insiders who have wear-tested just about every flat shoe on the market, it’s all about finding the right silhouette for you and, for some, having a loose interpretation of what constitutes a flat (read on for a couple of teensy tiny heels that ensure total comfort with the slightest lift). Ahead, the most comfortable (and stylish!) flats according to retail fashion directors, stylists, designers, and influencers.
Common Sense Approach: A separate document lists the presidential appointments that were doled out to donors. That list notes the highest bidder, Matthew Barzun, contributed $3.5 million to President Obama's first election in 2008, and subsequently received an appointment as America's ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden in August 2009. Julius Genachowski, who donated a little more than $3.4 million, was appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in June 2009. Frank Sanchez, who donated nearly the same amount, was awarded a position as undersecretary at the Commerce Department Of the top 57 donors, 18 received ambassadorships at Clinton's State Department. The cheapest, Bill Facho, paid a paltry $950,718 to serve as ambassador to Austria from 2009-13. The median price was about $1.5 million, and the four contributors closest to that range received appointments to South Africa, Belgium, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.