Marie Lodi
October 27, 2014 10:57 am

That red high heel emoji is cute and all but where is the one for Docs? Or an adorable cartoon pair of flats? How about a trendy Birkenstock emoji even? Let’s hope by the next round of emojis they add those and throw a bone to the chicas who’d rather go barefoot than put on a pair of six-inch platforms. Flats, sneaks, and other anti-heel shoes are much more commonplace than the Carrie Bradshaw-esque stilettos one might have imagined when it comes to women’s footwear.

As someone who enjoys a lil’ lift in her step once in awhile, I also appreciate the variety of low-heeled footwear that’s seen all over the marketplace these days. There are tons and tons of gorgeous shoes that can be worn for almost any outfit, whether its for a dressier date night, a casual Saturday errand run or part of your workwear steeze. All without heels that are over two inches. Here are a few choice pairs that are must-haves in your closet!

Thank goodness we are entering boot season. American Eagle Outfitters has this pair of glittery silver lace-up booties that if you wore with a 90s-style babydoll dress would give some Angela Chase-meets-Tin Man vibes. I ain’t mad at that.

Nasty Gal has super cute Jeffrey Campbell three-buckled Mary Jane pointy flats that remind me of American Horror Story Coven! So witchy!

These buckled booties from Aldo have a teeny tiny heel and would go great with many different outfits, like a pair of dark denim or a dress and tights. Add a moto jacket and you’ll be sporting some serious rocker bad-girl chic.

I’m loving the comeback trend of construction boots as womens footwear. This is definitely a throwback to Aaliyah style. You probably wouldn’t consider it as first, but this kind of shoe wouldn’t just be a choice for jeans, they’d go well with a casual dress too. And if you somehow find yourself on a hike while wearing these, you’d be good to go!

A pair of high lace-up boots can really make an outfit. Urban OG has you covered with this vegan leather pair, available in either a two-tone black or cognac.

Who says sensible flats should be boring? This pair comes in either red or black suede, and is embellished with a faux patent leather lipstick and red lips! Of course, you should wear crimson-colored lipstick to match.

You don’t need a poodle skirt to rock a pair of saddle shoes. These look awesome whether you’re in a cute dress or some jeans. Roll up the cuff if you are into more of that vintage look.

Of course a pair of cute sneaks has to be in your collection! With these cute black and white Adidas high-tops you’ll make sure all eyes are on your toes.