The Best Flats And Low-Heeled Shoes For Hill-Savvy San Franciscans

Contrary to what many local Vibram-wearers might think, being practical doesn’t mean being downright ugly. And let’s get real, wearing towering stilettos to march around this severely sloped town is just not happening, unless of course, you're into bunions and twisted ankles. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the most-stylish flats and low-heeled shoes on the market to help you breeze around the city with ease—no matter the season. Check out these 14 San Francisco-savvy options after the jump, and get ready for a little below-the-ankle eye-candy.
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The Perfect Pennyloafer, $168, available at Madewell, 845 Market Street (in the Westfield Mall); 415-644-0748.
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Arco Iris Flat, $87.99, available at ModCloth.
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Cut-Off Buckle Booties, $85, available at Pixie Market.
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Osborn Navy Stripe Oxford, $165, available at Mary Meyer.
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Nicholas Kirkwood Patent Oxford, $321.60, available at Kirna Zabete.
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See by Chloe Ballet Flats, $155, available at Yoox.
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Asta 2 Oxford, $340, available at LemLem.
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TUNE Leopard Print Patent Toe Canvas High Top Trainers, $50, available at Topshop.
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Alexander Wang Georgie Loafer, $495, available at Barneys, 77 O'Farrell Street (at Stockton Street); 415-268-3500.
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J.Crew Oxford Ballet Flats, $138, available at J.Crew, 845 Market Street (in the Westfield Mall); 415-434-2739.
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Ecote Leather Crisscross Lace-Up Boot, $79, available at Urban Outfitters, 80 Powell Street (between Ellis and Eddy streets); 415-989-1515.
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Asos Marky Suede Lace-Up Flat Shoe In Leopard, $60.34, available at Asos.
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DV by Dolce Vita Wentz Patent Loafers, $79, available at Tobi.
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Keds Seasteader Sneaker in Schooner, $49.99, available at ModCloth.