We like nothing better than a trend that's gentle on our aching arches, and happily, the latest runways offered plenty of foot-friendly fashion -- a look that can easily be adopted right now for spring.
We like nothing better than a trend that's gentle on our aching arches, and happily, the latest runways offered plenty of foot-friendly fashion. Even at Chanel, where sky-high platforms usually reign supreme, footwear got a little flatter for fall, with exotic leather brogues and lace-up combat boots.
At Lanvin, mini-heeled oxfords and loafers were a perfect compliment to all the structured pencil skirts and shift dresses.
Even Rochas got in on the brogue/lace-up trend, and paired patent leather flats with ankle-skimming trousers and structured outerwear.
The Dolce & Gabbana boys tend to favor sexy sandals and strappy heels over flats, but they shook it up this season with interesting (if adorably nerdy) printed point-toe shoes, made even cooler by the addition of slouchy ankle socks.
Isaac Mizrahi always delivers clean lines and ladylike staples, and nearly every look in the fall collection was anchored by a pair of classic black flats.
Some very unusual flat ankle boots ruled the runway at Narciso Rodriguez, giving the ultra-dressy separates and evening gowns a hip, casual edge.
And speaking of hip and casual, Suzanne Rae is a verifiable master at both. Her fall collection was shown with a selection of cute Repetto kicks, including these bronze lace-up oxfords.
Karen Walker stole our heart with her Northern England-inspired collection of "work wear" staples. Each look was paired with flat, military-style combat boots or clean canvas boat shoes.
Oscar de la Renta knows his customer is seeking luxury as well as comfort, and these shiny lipstick-red flats offer plenty of both.
Another flat-footed bootie made an appearance on Christian Cota's runway, this time lined in thick white shearling.
A Detacher always produces easy, understated footwear that any downtown dame would kill for. This season was no exception, with a series of strappy flat sandals that pair beautifully with socks or hosiery.