This Shoe Trend Is Making Flats Cool Again

Flat shoes are definitely having a moment right now. As designers and fashion girls trade in sky-high heels for more grounded silhouettes like slides and mules, we’re happily sticking to comfortable footwear. One detail that’s really gained momentum since its debut on the runway (namely, at Miu Miu) is the lace-up ribbon. An update to the once super-popular ghillie shoe, this fresh style is decidedly more elevated, with thicker wraparound straps reminiscent of ballet shoes, but instead of en pointe, they’re attached to flats that range from espadrilles to pointed-toe slip-ons. Try the trend by scoring a pair for yourself, with our top picks ahead. Wear them with a poplin shirt and jeans for a laid-back look, or pair with a midi dress for the evening.

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