8 stylish (but comfortable!) flats every mama needs in her closet

I have a confession: I used to wear heels every single day. With jeans, with dresses, to work, out with friends—whatever the occasion, you could count on me having a great pair of shoes on.

I had quite the collection, but now, with a baby and a toddler, I need to be a little more practical. Enter: flats. Is it possible to have stylish shoes that are comfortable too? YES. And you can, too, mama.

These eight pairs of flats are both on trend and super comfortable. Get to shopping!

O S A Y the label

O S A Y the label

Can't decide between a slip on or a loafer? With the La Babouche style from sustainable geniuses O S A Y the label, you don't have to. Even better? They're handmade of recycled leopard-printed cowhide leather that's so supple it molds right to your foot.




These come in multiple colors to add a pop to any outfit. Plus, we love the stripe detail on the back.

They're also made from recycled water bottles so you can feel good about your purchase, and did we mention they are machine washable, too? Win win win.


M. Gemi

M. Gemi

With an online fit specialist, you can skip the line at the mall, and get personalized attention at your computer. These are handmade in Italy and have perfect neutral hue. We'll be living in these pointy toed beauties all season long.


Crocs Sloane Flats

Yes, these are Crocs, but they're shaped almost like modern ballet slippers and they are so so comfortable. They're perfect for hot sunny days, incredibly lightweight and easy to clean. We totally love them in pink but they also come in black and bronze.




There are so many reasons to love these casual flats. Plus, they donate one pair for every shoe purchased to someone in need. We love that they have pairs for the entire family, so you can buy a matching pair for your mini.




Sign us up for anything rose gold! Tieks flats do not disappoint—these gems fold into a compact shape to easily fit inside your purse and are made of Italian leather. Crafted with a split sole for extra comfort, they stretch and mold to fit your foot. You can run all of your errands in this pair, pain-free.




A classic flat will never go out of style. The traditional ballet flat design is mixed with cutouts that make this a pair a closet staple that can take you from day to night.



jynx Women's Slingback Bow Pointed Toe Fashion Ballet Flat Mule

There is something so fun about a sling back shoe. They look great with everything from jeans to a dress to skinny pants. And the black suede keeps it super classic to take you season to season.


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[This was originally published August, 2018. It has since been updated.]

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