20 Cute & Comfy Flats That Aren't Your Typical Ballet Flats

Sneakers are great, but sometimes you need something a bit more elevated than a pair of classic Chucks or Nikes that will still boast that same level of convenience. Cue cute and comfy flats. When it comes to dressiness, they're a step up from sneakers, yet they're way less uncomfortable than any type of heel ever could be. While ballet flats are the most ubiquitous style, there's a whole other world of low riders out there for you to explore. No matter what type of occasion you're shopping for, there will be one to finish off your look.

From loafers and slip-ons to jelly shoes and lace-up styles, the range of flats is huge. Seeing as they all also come in different colors, prints, finishes, et cetera, there truly is one for everybody. Below, I rounded up 20 of the best pairs of flats to rock this summer. if you're into animal prints, I got you. If woven or braided styles are more your alley, you'll also have plenty of options to choose from. Check them out, select a few of your favorite pairs, and get ready to seriously elevate your summer by making your footwear collection super down to earth.

The Fray

Mirage Woven Flat


Free People

I love a slip-on shoe for the sheer convenience it adds to getting dressed in the morning. These are certainly super easy, but their black woven upper and slightly pointed toe makes them feel all kinds of chic.

Are You Jelly?



Jeffrey Campbell

Take your style back to your childhood with these super nostalgic jelly flats. The flecks of glitter in the shoes makes them all the more playful.

Cream of the Crop

Braided shoes



Thanks to their braided material and soft creamy hue, these flats boast a breezy bohemian vibe.

Sheer Genius




Thanks to their elegant mesh uppers and pointed toe silhouette, these flats feel all kinds of chic and could be dressed way up or down with ease.

Electric Slides

Clara Woven Mule


Sam Edelman

Forget about white boots, this summer, it's all about white flats.

Ballet Beautiful

Square Toe Leather Lace Up Flats


& Other Stories

If you ever trained in ballet then these flats might remind you of your precious pointe shoes. Thanks to their lace up straps and square toes, they bring a new aesthetic to the everyday footwear style.

It's Cool

The Modern Loafer Mule



These just look effortlessly stylish. Pair them with breezy baggy jeans and a white crop top and you've got yourself an ideal weekend look.

Animal House

Casual Fridays

UO Hannah Huarache Sandal


Urban Outfitters

The perfect flats to bring on that sunny European vacation you've always dreamt of.

Tread Softly

The Remi Slingback Flat in Suede



Supple suede flats in a gorgeous dusty lilac hue? Sounds like my ideal dress shoe.

Comfort Is Key

Leather moccasin



These leather terra cotta shoes look like slippers so yep, I am sold.

What the Heel?




I'm someone who cannot bear to wear slip-on shoes for more than a few hours because I always seem to kick them off when I walk. Thanks to their heel straps, I wouldn't have to worry about that with these woven shoes.

Seeing Spots

Red Hot



Jeffrey Campbell

A sleek red shoe will never get old, especially in patent croc form.

Down to Business

ASOS DESIGN Mimic leather loafer flat shoes in leopard print



Bring out you wild side in the boardroom with these cheetah tassel-embellished loafers.

Chain Reaction

KOPPA Chain Loafers



Part punky, part professional, all cool.

Fringe Benefits

Antonia Flat


Free People

Obsessed! The unique silhouette and tassel detailing of these nude shoes make them one of my favorite pairs of flats ever.

Animal Instincts

Pointed Leopard Suede Slingback Flats


& Other Stories

Because there's no such thing as too much animal print.

A Classic

The Frances Loafer



Sleek, simple, and to the point.

All Tied Up

Bow leather shoes



Proof that black flats can be just as sexy as heels.