#ELLELovesShoes: 5 Must-Have Flats You Need To Buy Now

Up your shoe game in the season’s fanciest flats

The New Ballerina
06 Apr 2016

The New Ballerina

This is not the regular ballerina flat. Part Mary Jane, the renditions at Miu Miu were as irreverent as they were classical, fashioned as a punk-ish satin ballerina flat with ankle-ties to boot, as well as leather buckle straps mimicking a sadomasochistic nature (we kid you not!). God save Muiccia!

Ballerina satin flats with calfskin buckles and cotton gingham straps, by Miu Miu.

The Hybrid
06 Apr 2016

The Hybrid

It’s a loafer. It’s a mule. No, it’s both! This is one shoe style that’s taking the idea of an effortless slip-on to a whole new and devil-may-care level. Calling all lazy ladies, there are smart ways to stay dressy despite channelling casual insouciance.

Calfskin loafer with gold-tone GG buckle in antiquated brass finish and pearl-effect beads, by Gucci.

Photo: IMAX TREE

The Sporty Sandal
06 Apr 2016

The Sporty Sandal

Who would have thought the sporty sandal would have its place in high fashion? At Chanel, we saw them with tweed-inspired geometric prints and runway (the aviation kind) lights, while at Louis Vuitton, they stomped with a grunge-meets-futuristic aplomb.

Tweed and calfskin sandal, $3,110, by Chanel. 

The Rope Sandal
06 Apr 2016

The Rope Sandal

More delicate, more feminine and definitely more summery! These pretty strappies are the second best accessory to an immaculate pedicure. 

Corded ankle-tie sandal, by Chloé.

Photo: IMAX TREE

The Summer Flatform
06 Apr 2016

The Summer Flatform

Hello, sexy toe cleavage! Consider this the summer bikini for your feet because even your feet need a tan. Really. The plus side: Height. Who doesn’t love feeling tall?

Embossed snakeskin flatform with calfskin straps, by Michael Kors Collection.

"I have enough shoes," said no woman ever. If you're as addicted to shoe-shopping as the rest of us at ELLE are, you're gonna love this month's fashion special, #ELLELovesShoes. For the whole of April, the ELLE fashion team will share their insight on everything shoe-related, from the season's trends to secret shoe hacks. Prep your feet for a wild ride!

Every girl loves a pair of sexy pumps but give her the option of wearing flats all-day, every day (and still look fabulous) and she’d be eternally grateful. Duh.

Comfort is everything, hon. But the question is: No pain, all gain? Is there really such a thing? 

We’re happy to report that the 2016 runways have proven so. Click through above to meet your new flat mates…

For more fashion stories, head here. Or check out #ELLELovesShoes: 15 Slippers That Aren't Flip-Flops and 10 Fast Clothing Fixes Every Girl Needs.