When it comes to my daily footwear, I’ve always preferred flats or low-heel shoes. Not that I have anything against high-heels, but considering I’m a born-and-bred California girl, the ease and comfort of a flat or low-heel just seems to agree with me on a fundamental level. High heels, in my humble opinion, are to be reserved for special occasions or a night when I’m feeling extra flirty. The numerous stylish flat offerings and resurgence of the kitten heel in recent years (I’m looking at you Manolo Maysales) has only helped my case.
On top of that, the right flats or low-heel has a kind of understated elegance that’s hard for a higher heel to compete with. I’ll never forget seeing a woman walk into a wedding in a breezy, floor length gown with simple sandals on her feet and thinking that she was by far the chicest person in the room. Suffice to say, I’ve done a lot of research recently on the best flats and low-heels out there. My biggest issue? Putting a cap on my finds, which Nordstrom, Zara, and Mango aren’t helping with. They’ve really been killing it with their flat and low-heel shoes selection, so I’ve rounded up my favorite 30 picks, just for you, dear reader, below.