It’s a common belief that the cuter the shoe, the more expensive it is. But if you’re looking to invest in some new flats this season, we’re here to tell you that’s not necessarily the case.
While flats haven’t always incited the same enthusiasm as those Carrie Bradshaw-like pumps, they’re actually available in a range of comparably chic silhouettes that won’t break the bank. Not to mention, the horizontal base means they’re less likely to wreak havoc on your soles — a must for staying comfortable during warm-weather adventures and days spent exploring.
From sunny espadrilles to sleek loafers, we’ve rounded up a range of chic flats under $100. In addition to working for a variety of occasions, many of them include special comfort features designed to keep your feet happy — since it’s no secret that too-tight toe boxes and a lack of cushioning mean flats can sometimes be the opposite of wearable. Read on to shop all the covetable styles and check out our roundup of must-buy spring sandals for even more seasonal shoe shopping inspiration.
1. Steve Madden Flavor Flat Mule
This pointed-toe mule done in gray suede will add an elegant touch to any ensemble.
2. Ono Free Ankle Strap Flat
Step into comfort and style with this pair from Ono, featuring and cushioned insole, almond-shaped toe box and metallic elastic straps for added support.
3. Eileen Fisher Espadrille
Add a pop of color below the ankle with these D’orsay-style espadrilles done in tomato red.
4. Rockport Total Motion Adelyn Perf Sling
All-over perforations make these slingbacks super-breathable, while a metallic heel adds eye-catching flair.
5. Mango Rhinestone Leather Shoes
Complete with a bejeweled square-shaped pendent, these blush-colored flats are perfect for date night or spring weddings requiring cocktail attire.
6. Something Navy Juliana Genuine Calf Hair Flat
Not only do these flats feature chic calf hair accents but also a cushioned footbed and roomy toe box — making them ideal if you plan to do lots of walking.
7. FitFlop Allegro
Elevate jeans and tee combos with these metallic ballet flats. Bonus: They feature an elastic heel and pull tabs to make slipping them on and off a breeze.
8. Sam Edelman Krissy Espadrille Flat
For a modern twist on the classic espadrille, this pair from Sam Edelman is a great pick. Its woven sole is set on an unexpected leather upper with contrast coloring at the toe.
9. Halogen Sabrina Collapsible Back Flat
These minimalistic smoking slippers feature a soft, collapsible back for easy wear.
A pair of black flats belongs in any woman’s closet. We love this slingback style from Naturalizer, complete with a sleek pointed toe and plush cushioning designed to contour to the shape of your foot.
Sole Society Hadlee Loafer
This timeless tassel loafer gets a spring update in a sunny mustard yellow.
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