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>>This season, it's okay if you're flat.  From floral to funky, demure to in-your-face, we've got all the bases covered.  We compiled our top 11 favorite flats for your viewing pleasure.  note: sorry, we just couldn't cut it down to a round top ten, and the shoes are listed in no particular order - we wouldn't want to deflate the egos of these poor shoes


Canvasflats_1 A fellow shopper once informed me that the black pointy mules I was trying on were called "roach killers, because they're good for reachin' into corners." (ew!)  If that's so, all we've got to say is that these funky and florally pointy flats will do the roach one last honor - it will go out in style.  Free People Canvas Pointed Flat - $88

Irregularflats_1 Yeah, we're cheating a little bit - maybe this is the one that we should have knocked off the list.  So it has a slight kitten heel...we didn't notice, did you?  We just couldn't pass up this fantastic pair.  Between the silvery sheen, the circular punch-outs, and the corset-like side ties, we're drooling.  Irregular Choice 2802-2B - $105.95


Targetflats They're simple, they're cheap, they're from Target.  They go with everything, they won't make a hole in your pocket, and they're cute - what more could a girl ask of a shoe?  Target Gold Ballerina Flats - $12.99

Crochetflats We love the vivid green of these crochet pumps - it's perfect for adding a kick to any outfit.  In our opinion, that's what bright-colored shoes were invented for.  Asos Crochet Pump - $28.50

Keds_flats We know Mischa Barton doesn't actually wear Keds with her Sass & Bide, but we, on the other hand, are partial to these cuties.  Funny, since we haven't worn Keds since like second grade.  Keds Knack Canvas Skimmer - $39.99

Eileenflats With their metallic t-bars and their antiqued colors, these flats are perfect for a little '20s-style inspiration.  Just paint your pucker dark red, wrap your beads around your neck, and you're off to paint the town black.  Our personal favorite is the Punch/Brass combination (on the left).  Eileen Shields Juliette - $295

Lavoleuseflats Ever wanted a tattoo, but not for permanent?  These ballet shoes are emblazoned with a cute tattoo-style motif and a lyric from Elton John's "Tiny Dancer," making them infinitely cooler than your run-of-the-mill ballet shoes.  Not to mention their scrumptious chocolate color.  If you want to create your own, check out the custom-made options for $103/pair.  La Voleuse Handpainted Ballet Shoes - $96


Starflat Expose your inner goddess with these golden jewels worthy of Aphrodite's feet.  We love the t-bar embellished with crystal dotted beads - it's what separates this god from the mere mortals below.  Kristen Lee Star Sandals - $253


We've been to Greece, now let's stop by Rome in these gladiator-inspired thongs.  They're starkly simple, and yet something about them just tickles our fancy.  Maybe it's because they're different from anything else we've seen.  Chloé Leather Thong Sandals - $376


Espadrilles_pilar These espadrille flats are super comfy-looking and come in five billion bajillion colors - at least one for every day of the week.  At $30.50 a pair, you could theoretically have a pair for every day of the week without doing any serious damage.  Espadrilles Etc. Pilar - $30.50


The season's fuchsias and plums are absolutely faboo.  Not only does this sandal have an eye-popping color, but a fantastic design.  Just don't wear 'em out in the sun for too long, or you might end up with an exceptionally funky sandal tan.  CYD Eccentricities Sandals - $98

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