The 8 Most Comfortable Flats to Wear Instead of Sneakers

Dream Ballerina: Here's a second shout-out for Mansur Gavriel's Dream Ballerinas, who first appeared in Bazaar's guide to the greatest ballet flats.

The Woven Quadra Ballerina: These woven ballet flats from Eledera are a great option if you're all about texture and a bit sprezzatura. Each pair is made by hand in Italy using a method that results in a fitting that is both flexible and strong.

The Square Mary Jane: Although "break-in free" seems like an overpromise, this pair goes above and beyond to deliver on it. I was delighted by the feel and construction of these Mary Janes from the moment.

Balla Mesh: Dear Frances's mesh flats provide comfort that goes beyond a low-to-the-ground sole. On hot days, the elegantly simple mesh fabric feels like a whisper across your skin.

Jordaan Leather Loafer: My first pair of designer shoes was the Jordaan loafers from Gucci, and I haven't looked back. The horsebit detail and curled toe are incredibly classic details; I can prove this with old street-style photos.

Minnie Travel Ballet Flats: For months, fashion experts have been speculating about the impending resurgence of Tory Burch's logo-medallion flats.

Logo Strap Ballet Flat: As soon as I saw Miu Miu's ballet flats on the runway, I had to get them. Before I ordered mine, I waited over a year after they were released, taking in all the ways other ladies styled them to make sure they would be more than a one-time wear.

Mule: For events with a semiformal dress code, such as birthday celebrations and company dinners, wear comfortable clothing.