Flat shoes falling under the ugly/unfeminine category is a seriously old school of thought. (Spoiler: flats are taking over).
High heel-less is the 2014 footwear of choice and let's not pretend they're not the most genius invention ever.
Who needs a stiletto, when there are pointed brogues, cat-face pumps and embellished loafers to be worn at every occasion? Exactly.
The six-inch look is definitely last season, and while we're seeing a few leading ladies (Kate Bosworth and French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt) dabble in the mid-low heel, flats are really the way forward this Spring/Summer.
If you really stop and think about it, the flat shoe is a revelation. Wear yours with boyfriend jeans (Topshop have a fab vintage style pair), a shirtdress with standout ankle socks or an A-line midi skirt for max results, minimum effort.
Shop our edit of 10 styles you'll love so much, you won't give heels a second thought...