April 26, 2020 at 02:50PM
This week at home, I am alternating between two pairs of shoes: my sparkly Ugg slippers and my Marks and Spencer ballet pumps that I’d argue are just as comfortable as the former. I’ve found myself wearing my ballet flats in working hours in an effort to “still get dressed” in the mornings without compromising on comfort.
When it comes to spring flats, there are six styles in particular that are comfortable but still have the same chuck-on appeal of an old pair of slippers. Admittedly, several of the pairs on this list will require a period for breaking in, but once you have softened the leather on your flip-flops and loafers and your feet have adjusted to the shift to sandals from boots, they’ll be shoes you can walk 10,000 steps in.
On this list, you’ll find shoes that will span several different price brackets. My £35 M&S shoes are without a doubt the comfiest things I’ve ever put on my feet (I have three pairs), and I’ve also included some favourites at the higher end, such as Proenza Shouler’s collaboration with Birkenstock and Gucci’s iconic loafers.
Keep scrolling for the six styles of flats that I think are just as comfy as slippers.
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