7 Comfortable Ballet Flats
This undeniable fashion classic offers year-round wearability—and a stylish break from heels.
A subtle gold sheen makes these rubber-soled leather slippers a sassy alternative to basic nude shoes. Available in three other colors.
To buy: $50, zara.com.
A sleek ankle strap modernizes the wardrobe staple and a suede-like fabric in a gentle neutral makes this pair highly compatible with a spectrum of colors, including of-the-moment pastels.
To buy: $34, asos.com.
Add polish to casual styles with this scallop-edged slip-on. Though the shoe is incredibly lightweight, it has a padded footbed for added comfort.
To buy: $60, loft.com.
Elegant calf hair and a rich caramel-brown print make this shoe an exemplar of timeless, ladylike style. Pair it with masculine trousers to add a feminine vibe.
To buy: $118, anntaylor.com.
Feminine and playful, laced leather in an inky blue pairs nicely with dresses for daytime and jeans on the weekend. With memory foam footbeds and a breathable antibacterial lining, this shoe is as smart as it is pretty. Also available in pink and grey.
To buy: $119, talbots.com.
Richly hued colors and playful pom-poms are a fresh change from more standard black and browns, while a stacked wooden heel adds an element of chic—and a bit of lift. Also available in green.
To buy: $188, jcrew.com.
About as sophisticated as a flat can get, this lace shoe works just as easily for evening as it does for daytime. Pointed toes refine the look, and the lace detailing is surprisingly neutral.
To buy: $229, prettyballerinas.us.