11/06/2018 07:00 BST

Summer Shopping Guide: Flat But Fancy Shoes For Under £50

Your feet don't have to be in pain to be pretty.

Summer sometimes inspires dreams of poetically running through fields barefoot - but most of us are more likely to spend our days pounding pavements, so we need footwear that is comfy, while also pretty enough to make us smile when we glance down.

No plain ballet choices here, these babies will be what you chose to throw on when you’re running late and will keep your toes fancy. Plus, to help you avoid that sensation when you can feel every pebble through the sole, they all have either a very slight heel or a cushioned based.

Scroll down to find our picks of fancy summer flats all for under £50: 

  • ASOS
    Love Lock Wide Fit Embellished Ballet Flats, sizes 2-9, £28, Asos.
  • Monki
    Slippers, UK sizes 3-8, £25, Monki.
  • Stradivarius
    Bejewelled Espadrilles With Tied Detail, sizes 3-8, £39.99, Stradivarius.
  • Mango
    Knot velvet shoes, sizes 3-8, £22.99, Mango.
  • ZARA
    Three-tone Flat, sizes 2-8, £19.99, Zara.
  • River Island
    Green Faux Fur Chain Trim Sandals, sizes 2-9, £40, River Island.
  • Pull&Bear
    Striped d'Orsay espadrilles, sizes 2-8, £25.99, Pull&Bear.
  • Boohoo
    Lily Chunky Sole Trainers, sizes 3-8, £16.50, Boohoo.
  • Boohoo
    Amelia Oriental Print Mule Loafers, sizes 3-7, £13.50, Boohoo.
  • Office
    Silver Leather Fruit Woven Flats, sizes 3-9, £45, Office.
  • Topshop
    Heather Tassel Sliders, sizes 2-8, £20.80, Topshop.
  • Other Stories
    Cross Strap Sandal, sizes 3-8, £49, & Other Stories.