Heels are great but few women are willing to wear them day in and day out; high heels are certainly attractive but they can also be very painful and are generally very impractical. For everyday wear a girl needs a pair of shoes in which she can both walk and run and flats fill our need for wearable, everyday shoes. Flat shoes are easy to walk in but have long been viewed as somehow less desirable than heels but no more; from trainers to loafers flat are very much ‘in’. There are plenty of fashionable flats available for the style conscious woman and so, here at Lux-Fix, we thought we’d take a look at some our favourites.

Let’s begin with these laid back and slightly masculine Oxford’s by Fred’s Shoes. Boyish Brogues are very much in style at the moment but if you’re after a softer flat then a pair of Oxford shoes could be the thing for you. British brand Fred’s Shoes produce this attractive, easy to wear shoe in a variety of different colours and even prints. This is a shoe you could team with a dress to add a little hint of androgyny or with a pair of chinos and a white shirt for a relaxed look.

If you’re after a more feminine flat try one of the British Flat Shoe Company attractive designs such as this pair of bright, bold pink flats. The British Flat Shoe Company manufacture all their shoes right here in the UK and their simple but stylish designs are ideal for everyday wear. Combining this pair of pink beauties with matching accessories could easily transform any outfit from dull to chic in a heartbeat.

Flats, however, don’t just have to be stylish, or effortlessly chic; they can also be fun. These sparkly, glitter covered pumps from La Paire prove that flats can be as unique and fun as their heeled counterparts. La Paire’s Stardust flats could add a touch of instant sparkle to a day ensemble but would also be ideal for a night out on the town.

Of course today’s dream flat would combine effortless style with up to date design, practicality with desirability and, with that in mind, these pumps from Cleo B pretty much hit the mark. Their pastel blue colour and metallic heel are refreshingly contemporary making these pumps perfect for fashion savvy woman but they’re also functional enough to be worn regularly. These flats may look demure but, in reality, they present the wearer with a variety of styling options; these are shoes you could wear with a summer skirt or a pair of jeans the choice is yours.

Hannah Balsdon

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The British Flat Shoe Company is a UK based brand with a very clear message; simply put they are passionate about British manufacturing and British jobs. The brand endeavours to provide style conscious consumers with attractive, good quality shoes. All their shoes are made in Northampton, which has been at the centre of British shoe manufacturing for centuries. Drawing on this heritage and an eye for good design the British Flat Shoe Company create stylish flats that women can wear with pride. Comfortable, practical but above all fashionable the brand’s shoes would make a great addition to any shoe closet.

The British Flat Shoe Company likes to keep things simple; their British made flats are straightforward, fuss free and easy to wear. Not quite ballet pumps and not quite slippers these are shoes designed to outlast the whims of fast fashion; BFSC shoes may be stylish but they are also durable. Their unique aesthetic also imbues the shoes with a versatility characteristic of a good pair of flats; these are shoes that would look equally stylish teamed with jeans, a smart office ensemble or a pretty, feminine dress. In addition each of the British Flat Shoe Company’s shoes comes with in-build padding in the heel to ensure comfort; this is not footwear that you will curse at the end of the day but rather shoes that you will be more than happy to put on in the morning.

Everyone likes fun, flashy heels but in reality we all need shoes that can cope with the rigours of daily life. The British Flat Shoe Company produces just such footwear; their shoes are accessible, comfy and durable. They may not be quite as showy as some shoes but they are, in their own way, equally as stylish and far more robust. In short, buying a pair of BFSC flats is an investment, not just in good quality footwear but also in British industry and ingenuity.

Hannah Balsdon

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