5 Flat Shoe Trends That Are Destined for Fame This Spring and Summer


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Here's the thing: Man cannot live on platforms alone. I feel the need to state this because platform shoes have really dominated the conversation this year. They're pretty amazing, but how often can one really wear a pair of towering platforms? Personally speaking, not much. During a typical week, I wear shoes that aren't flats twice at the most, so I'm always more interested in flat shoe trends and the practicality that comes along with them.

With warm weather approaching, I've been thinking a lot about which new flats I'll be investing in, and I've made up my mind that five, in particular, are at the top of my list. I've seen these trends on the runways, among the new arrivals of many retailers, and while scrolling through Instagram. You'd be wise to order any one of these, as they're going to be around for a while.

Scroll to shop my favorite pairs of the flat shoe trends that are about to take off (if they haven't already).

Ballet Flats

Fisherman Sandals

Clogs and Chunky Mules

Cushy Sandals

Chunky Hardware Loafers

Next up, the best shoes for spring, starting at $25.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.