At 5’3″, I’m not one to usually opt for flats. My choices have always been clear—sneakers or chunky heels. Flats seemed like the boring choice, but as I’ve started to invest in more staples for my wardrobe, I realized I needed to find more comfortable footwear and can’t hold a vendetta against flats for life. I started off easy with a pair of ballet flats from Mansur Gavriel that I cannot stop wearing, so I knew there had to be more for me out there. After taking a lengthy scroll through all my favorite retailers, I quickly realized that there are many flats options on the current market that actually suit my taste. It may mean that I have to put in a little more effort to navigate among the hundreds of pages of options, but the finds are always worth the search.
If you’re on the shorter side like me and have difficulty with finding flats that suit you, I’ve shared my favorite picks below. Keep scrolling for the list of 32 pairs of flats, from delicate ballet flats to chic mules, that made me forget why I steered clear of the style before. With these options, you’ll want to add a pair to your cart immediately.