Sure, heels are pretty — they make you look taller, enhance your posture and make your legs look really toned. But wearing heels, as we all know, can be destructive to your feet and spine. Hard-core high-heel wearers are known to complain about heel aches and strains to the lower back and leg muscles.
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So why not make the switch to flat shoes? Not only are they comfortable, with the right pair, they’re also suitable for just about any occasion. We’re talking about unique offerings, from crochet to weaves to ballet flats, that add a touch of flair and sass to your overall style so you can be comfy and still win the sartorial game. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to trade in your high heels for these extremely wearable and stylish flats.
Here are 15 of our favourite pairs.
Pair this pair of stunning Charles & Keith flats with crochet detailing with a loose-fitting shirt and slip skirt.
Besides the versatile earthy brown colour, a pair of strappy sandals can do you no wrong. This pair also has a trendy square-toe silhouette. Finish with jeans on dress-down Fridays.
This Pedro design is another understated pair of flats done well with just a simple upgrade – gold detailing on the toe loop. Match the clean lines with a sleek suit.
For those who love the sensibilities of preppy loafers, this mule version can certainly help you get out of the door faster. Wear it with your favourite T-shirt and jeans or with a crisp white shirt and pencil skirt.
If the previous loafer pick seems too chunky, then this embellished Onidda version is perfect for you.
The sleek lines and pointed toes on these H&M slip-ons will go with just about anything in your wardrobe.
Oleah is a Singaporean label that’s offers shoes made by master craftsmen in Europe, with comfort being its top priority. Pair this with your favourite LBD for a monochromatic finish.
We recommend pairing these Spur sandals with a dress to jazz up your Sunday brunch outfit.
Whether you love colours or simply want to make an impression at an important meeting, these red Pazzion slingbacks will surely make a statement. Try pairing it with a crisp shirt and wide-legged pants.
These Lucca Vudors penny loafers are made with a pressure-relieving sole and soft leather to ensure comfort. Pair them with a French-tucked shirt and cigarette trousers.
Toufie is another homegrown label that prides itself on creating comfortable, stylish shoes for women. This pair of ballerina flats with bow detail is a prime example. The girly dusty pink hue is perfect with a jumpsuit and hoop earrings.
Whether it is the office, a romantic date or dinner with the in-laws, this pair of clean white Love, Bonito strappy sandals is the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. .
Singaporean fashion label Bern was created with the intention to produce footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. This pair of ballet flats look like they’re made from tweed but they’re actually constructed using eco-friendly, breathable and waterproof microfibre leather with fabric. Dress it up with a blouse and asymmetric skirt.
This Anothersole pair is made for days where you can’t be bothered with styling. The minimalist design and nude colour palette of these Anothersole loafers go with just about anything — whether it’s a dress, a shirt-and-pants combo or T-shirt-and shorts ensemble. They’re also available in white, black and dove grey.
This black and gold strappy sandals from Singaporean label The Tui Collection is for days where you want to feel like you’re by the beaches of Santorini or Bali instead of the office.
This story first appeared in Her World.