Upon seeing photo after photo of pregnant Kim Kardashian stuffing her aching feet into heels and extremely uncomfortable looking shoes I couldn't help but wonder, "Why so anti-flats?" Flats have come a long way, fashionistas. Sure, they may not accentuate your legs the same way heels can, but they're a heck of a lot comfier and today's styles really are fun and some are even, dare I say, hot. After perusing this roundup of flats, I challenge you not to be persuaded to take a walk on the shorter side. I'm sure I'll be seeing more of you at my eye level very soon (just please don't snatch up all of the size 8s—thanks!).
Words cannot express how obsessed I am with these shoes—the metallic gold, the pink suede, the sweet tie closure—perfection; Anthropologie.com.
I love a great burst of color and Jellypop's Absolute flats in Natural/Pink offer the perfect balance with a neutral shoe that adds a dash of brightness ;Jellypop-shoes.com.
Kristin Cavallari just seems like a girl who knows her shoes, and these studded flats from her Chinese Laundry line are too cute to pass up; ChineseLaundry.com.
These Kate Spade flats are so sweet and whimsical, yet totally practical. You can dress 'em, you can dress 'em down, you can dress 'em anywhere; KateSpade.com.
These flats give your ankles a little love without fully committing to a bootie, offering a little something different to your shoe wardrobe; AMIClubwear.com.
Everyone needs a little animal print in their shoe rack, and these Gabriella Rocha Jadea flats fit the bill; Zappos.com.
If you tell me you can't picture yourself skipping (yes, skipping) around the farmer's market or park this summer in these MICHAEL by Michael Kors Meg Slip Ons I'll call you a liar; Zappos.com.
Nude shoes help elongate your legs, and these puppies from Foreign Exchange will totally satisfy your gladiator sandal fix (with just a hint of wedge heel) this summer; ShopFE.net.
These suede moccasins are available in three fabulous hues, but I love the Cranberry shade for a little something different; SoleSociety.com.
I was drawn to the fresh pop of green on these t-strap flats from Seychelles, but they're also available in four other fab color combos; SeychellesFootwear.com.
Halle Berry has been spotted running around town in these simple Yosi Samra Metallic Flip Flops in gold. If they're good enough for Halle, they're good enough for me; YosiSamra.com.