We can't pinpoint exactly what it is, but there's something about an ankle strap that elevates a flat shoe to new levels. How one simple band makes an already elegant closet essential even more chic, we don't know. But, we do know that these shoes are a comfortable (and awesome) alternative to our favorite sky-high heels, for work and play.
Whether paired with a pencil skirt and blouse for an office meeting, a minidress and moto jacket for cocktails, or boyfriend jeans and a tee for errands about town, these ankle-strapped soles will flat-out become your go-tos. Ahead, 24 pairs that ensure you'll step into the new year with ease. Happy feet are just a click away.