Best flats (IMO)

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I used to be a strictly heels girl. 3” stilettos were no big deal for me. In fact, I felt weird not wearing them. Then, I started working in an office where I was on my feet more often and not even wedges would cut it. Then, I moved to Chicago and worked in an office where I wore scrubs, so heels would have looked ridiculous.

Then, of course, came Southern California and no one wears heels by the beach. You’re lucky if they’re wearing shoes at all.

SO…needless to say, I’ve had some years to find my favorite flats. And, with warmer weather (hopefully) approaching, I think we all need to ditch these boots, eh?

Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet Flats — These (pictured above) are THE most comfortable flats I’ve ever owned. I know they’re pricey, but they really do pay for themselves with how long they last, their timeless design, and the comfort they provide.

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Converse Shoreline Chuck Taylor Slip-On Sneakers — Again, SUPER comfortable. I love how they look with jeans, shorts or a pair of chinos. I’m a fan of all Converse kicks, to be honest.

Vans Checkerboard Slip-Ons — Look, they’re comfortable. I mean, I’m not going to suggest a pair that isn’t, but these are classic and I like their punk edge. These were a must-have in California, btw.

Sam Edelman Linnie Mules — These are stylish and super cute for work, too. I wouldn’t wear these traipsing around the mall, but they’re cute for a day at the office, party, dinner or night out. If you’re not a fan of mules, I also love these espadrilles (second photo) by SE and really — all his shoes are superbly comfortable.

And of course, if you have found a pair you adore — please share the love! I always wondered about those Rothy’s and Tieks flats.