5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats

We all love our flats. They are comfortable, easy to slip on and look great with just about any outfit. We wear them in the spring, in the summer, in the fall and sometimes even in the winter if there is no snow around and we dice to wear skirts and tights. What we are saying is that flats have become an integral part of any outfit and it is hard to imagine any closet without these awesome pieces, despite the fact that they make us look way too short more often than not. But we are not stuck to just wearing flats if we are looking for ease, style and comfort either. There are many other choices we can pick from, many other types of footwear that are just as appealing, if not more and also end up giving us some height. For that reason, we have taken a look at a few of the best alternatives to wearing flats this year, whether it is the coming summer or fall, even the winter. At the end of the day, you have to fall in love with what you are wearing, whether it is a skirt, a shirt or your delectably incredible shoes.

5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats

Espadrilles

While you may not opt for the typical flats, you can totally go for the espadrilles, those pretty canvas or cotton fabric made shoes with the flexible soles that are mostly flat and look pretty cool. This particular design we have fallen in love with is more like ballerina flats, with the lacing up the ankles and the black and white adorable combination. These look great with denim shorts, midi skirts and simple knit cord sweaters.

5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats: Espadrilles

Sneakers

You can also opt for something that is more closed up, worn with or without socks, though we prefer the former, and that which provides both style and comfort, even if it does not give much height in general. These are made for running, for sports and simply for being active throughout your day while still staying perfectly comfortable. They are most definitely footwear of choice and we would recommend anyone to try these out.

5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats: Sneakers

Platform Sneakers

You wanted the style, the comfort and the height all together, no? Look no further than the platform sneakers that come in all different shapes and sizes, some with straight flat soles and others giving your heels a bit of a lift while still keeping to its platform appeal. No matter what though, these are comfort and height combined, which should appeal to any woman with any sense.

5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats: Platform Shoes

Velcro Sandals

These may not be the prettiest, nor give the most height, but they certainly are comfortable and perfectly airy for the summer months. We certainly do not want our feet to be sweating the whole time, nor are we up to covering up our gorgeous pedicures which will only serve to make Velcro sandals look rather pretty, no matter what their original appearance may be.

5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats: Velcro Sandals

Paillettes Derby Shoes

If there was ever a desire in you to be wearing glittering shoes, the lovely blue-green paillettes Derby pieces are probably perfect for you. They are cute, pretty and just plain enchanting, while they also go really well with all sorts of outfits without clashing too terribly. Wear them to ride bikes or walk around for hours and it makes sure you are looking stylish while staying comfortable at all times.

5 Stylish Alternatives to Comfy Flats: Paillattes Derby shoes

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