There’s no doubt that flat shoes have been on fashion’s agenda for some time (think pool slides, eh?) but they’re not really autumn-appropriate what with all that toe-bearing they require you to do.

But if you can’t cope with giving up a life on the flat and comfy, then you totally don’t have to – and you don’t have to spend a fortune either. Flats are big news for shoes this AW14 as well, and they’re thankfully coming complete with closed toes.

In the main, say bye bye to ballet pumps and hello to pointed toes, buckled details and slim loafers that look more on-point, and which’ll transition you into boot season with stylish ease.

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Carvela Lyric flats, €65.

Nine West Avery, €110.

Zara studded ballerina flats, €44.95.

Zara flats with bow, €29.95.

New Look blue suede loader, €22.99.

New Look Silver Caged Flat Pointed Shoes, €22.99.

Next silver loafer, €37.

Office Vanish, €89.

Double Buckle flats, €13, in stores start September.

Topshop Unique, price €TBC.