If You're Anti-Stilettos, You'll Relish in These 5 Flats Trends

If your feet are in need of a much-needed break or if you’re completely anti-stilettos in general at the moment, you're going to be especially interested in what’s coming your way. Yep—believe it or not, while there are a plethora of heeled-shoe trends hitting the scene in 2020, there’s actually an equal amount of must-have flat silhouettes making waves as well. This means it will be easier than ever to look chic without sacrificing comfort this year.

To show you exactly what I mean, I rounded up some of the coolest flat trends—everything from sandals to boots to lace-up iterations—that will dominate the fashion crowd this season, complete with runway and street-style inspiration. Naturally, I also shopped out forward silhouettes for each that can be stylish replacements for the uncomfortable heels in your closet.

Flat Mary Janes

On the runway:
Agnes B flat shoe trends

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Mary Janes are set for a major comeback this spring, as a slew of top designers showcased various iterations on the runway. While many of said styles featured heels, flat interpretations also had a moment like with this pair from Agnès B.

On the street:
How to wear flat mary janes

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Style Tip: Bring ease and sophistication to a more formal ensemble with a sleek pair of Mary Janes.

Almond and Rounded-Toe Flats

On the runway:
Simone Rocha flat shoe trend 2020

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Whether opting for a ballet style like this one Simone Rocha showcased on the runway or something with more structure (which could offer more comfort and support), classic rounded-toe flats will hold strong this season.

On the street:
How to wear ballet flats in 2020

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Style Tip: If you’re opting for a basic black pair of flats, consider amping up the rest of your look with a statement dress, for example.

Functional Sandals

On the runway:
3.1 phillip lim sandal trend 2020

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I recently covered the rise of the “ugly” two-strap sandal (à la this 3.1 Phillip Lim iteration) as an ironic yet incredibly cool spring sandal choice.

On the street:
how to wear functional sandals in 2020

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Style Tip: Wear your favorite comfortable sandals right now with pair of socks for a trendy and laid-back vibe.

Flat Moto Boots

On the runway:
Alexander mcQueen boot trend spring 2020

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Lug-sole and moto boots rose up to be an It shoe silhouette last season, and as Alexander McQueen proved, the comfy trend isn’t going away anytime soon.

On the street:
How to wear flat boots in 2020

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Style Tip: A pair of chunky boots offers up a “downtown” twist to an elegant and polished ensemble like this blazer fit.

Lace-Up Flats

On the runway:
Miu MIu flat shoe trends 2020

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As Miu Miu showcased, polished lace-up flats will be a no-fail polished shoe choice this spring.

On the street:
How to wear comfortable flat shoes in 2020

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Style Tip: The beauty of classic lace-ups is that they basically go with anything and can elevate any ensemble, including this look featuring leggings and a blazer.