* Go-to shoe for ease and comfort
* From the classic ballet flat to the sturdy loafer
* Options for the office and the weekend
Fall will be here before you know it, and stores are slowly starting to roll out their selections for the upcoming months. One mainstay of fall fashion is flat shoes. Whether you choose a ballet flat or loafer, flats have always been go-to for comfort and ease of dressing. When switching out your summer sandals for more substantial flats, there are a few things to keep in mind: look for a closed toe shoe, sturdy materials such as leather or suede and reinforced soles. Check out our roundup below for great flat shoe options during the cooler months.
1. Lucky Brand Emmie Ballet Flat
The Lucky Brand Ballet Flat is available in an array of colors and patterns that will compliment any wardrobe. Their elasticized sides make them ideal to store in your bag, should you need to switch out at a moments notice.
2. Hush Puppies Livi Ballet Flat
Hush Puppies are famous for their comfortable shoes, and their ballet flat is no exception. Made with a soft leather upper, genuine leather sock lining and memory foam footbed, this shoe provides you with all day comfort. An easily walkable 0.75-inch heel hides a 0.5-inch hidden wedge to give your step a little lift.
3. Sam Edelman Ruby Pointed Toe Flat
Sam Edelman’s Pointed Toe Flat is a an elevated take on the typical ballet flat, with their pointed toe and smooth leather upper. Available in an array of colors, they are a great cool weather option.
4. Kristin Cavallari Chandy Loafer
Kristin Cavallari’s modern take on the classic loafer comes with a pointed toe and is available in fun metallic, leather or soft suede materials. They’re great for when a pair of heels is just not in the cards.
5. Naturalizer Emeline Flat Loafer
The Flat Loafer from Naturalizer (another company known for their comfort technology) is a classic menswear-inspired loafer. It features their proprietary N5 Contour technology, which follows the shape of your foot for balanced support. Dual-density cushioning with extra padding in the pressure points adds comfort, while a contoured arch insole provides further secure balance.
6. ED Ellen Degeneres Lillianne Ballet Flat
Ellen Degenerges’ shoe line falls in line with her clean aesthetic. The Cap Toe Ballet Flat is a go-anywhere shoe with an elastic topline for a great fit. The contrasting toe cap adds a touch of style to this classic silhouette.
7. Dr. Scholl’s Ashah Pointed Toe Flat
Dr. Scholl’s is the preeminent name when it comes to foot comfort. They have branched out from orthopedic beginnings into fashionable footwear, and their Pointed Toe Flat combines city chic with down home comfort. Made with a memory foam footbed that molds to your foot for custom cushioning with each step, this shoe is not only cozy, but also stylish.
8. Madewell Arielle d’Orsay Flat
Our last pick is the d’Orsay Flat from Madewell. Known for their cool, sexy and tomboyish options, these pointed toe flats will easily take you from day to night. The open sides instantly lengthen your leg, making them a solid option for petites. They look amazing with cropped jeans, midi skirts.