Every once in a while, fashion's mighty wheel of fortune lands on a trend that is not only desirable, but also comfortable. A rare occurrence that happens once in a blue moon, but thankfully this autumn is one of those times the wheel has spun in our favour.
Lo and behold, the flat is currently this season's shoe du jour, and there are thousands of toes across the land who couldn't be more grateful. Goodbye stiletto, hello comfort and a blister-free winter.
But don't be fooled into thinking that these toe-loving shoes are completely unfashionable. Without a doubt, autumn 2014 is the season of the loafer, with designers offering hundreds of different styles to ensure you find the perfect pair to suit you.
Alternatively, lace up a pair of brogues or slip on some slippers - as long as they're flat, you're on the right track.