9 Pairs Of Comfy Commuting Shoes For Work — Or Play!

Diamonds might be some girls' best friends, but for us, shoes are what really get us going. Sweet suede wedges? Check. Out-of-this-world platform booties? Yes, please. Date-night heels that make our legs look like they go on (and on!) for days? Um, we'll take two.
But what about kicks for that daily 9-to-5 grind? When it comes to looking cute for the trek to your day job, it's not enough to throw on any old pair of flats — in fact, sloppy shoes can make even your best ensemble look subpar. But, with the right pair of patterned slip-ons, walkable boots, and chic oxfords, you can tackle Georgetown cobblestones, Arlington escalators, and miles of gritty city sidewalks in major style. So, click through for nine pairs that'll help you walk tall—even in flats.
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Rock-'n'-roll studs toughen up chic animal-print flats.

Chelsea Crew Spike Leopard Pony Fur Ballet Flat, $76, available at LuLu’s.

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Add some Western flair with a low-slung cowboy boot in an unexpected sunny shade.

Becca Moon Ani boot, $395, available at Need Supply.

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Sweet yet saucy, studded T-straps work with slim pants or your fave skirt.

Marais T-Strap Stud Flats, $110, available at Les Nouvelles.

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Prefer to show your sporty side? Slip into a pair of old-school sneaks that don't scream "I'm going to the gym."

Converse Jack Purcell Helen sneakers, $55, available at Piperlime.

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Ballet flats aren't your bag? Step into a classic riding boot to navigate the streets with stylish ease.

Steve Madden Foreway boot, $130, available at Piperlime.

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Girly goes grown-up with a chic leather ballet flat that incorporates glitter and bows.

Pour La Victoire Erna Flat, $170, available at Endless.

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The classic oxford kicks it up a notch in shiny patent leather in a feminine hue.

Madewell Patent Tap Oxford, $178, available at Madewell.

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Get a jump on one of fall's biggest shoe trends with a suede loafer in eye-popping cobalt.

Klass Blue Suede Tassel Loafer, $100, available at TopShop.

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A little exotic, a little eccentric, we think these shiny slip-ons add just the right amount of quirk to a commute.

Cooperative Appliqué Flat, $34, available at Urban Outfitters.

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