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

Chanel ballet flats S/S 22



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

I'm having a lot of trouble resisting these for obvious reasons.

Not only are the shoes stunning, but this is also a wonderful Ukrainian brand to support.

I need to take a moment to just admire these.

Fisherman Sandals

I have so much trouble resisting a Prada logo.

I recently tried these on, and they're pretty special.

Clogs and Chunky Mules

Just when you thought these viral shoes couldn't get any better.

You'll be able to walk for miles in these.

Hurry—they won't be in stock for much longer.

Cushy Sandals

I own these and words can't describe how comfortable they are.

I've never wanted a pool slide more.

These will go with just about everything.

This beaded pair is both nice to look at and comfortable.

Chunky Hardware Loafers

The buckle makes them even better.

These may not be entirely flat, but they feel like flats on.

This popular pair is still going strong.