Flats are a popular simple shoe with a flat sole. They are derived from a ballet shoe with a little or no heel. There is some dispute of whether flats are better or worse than shoes with high heels. Flats don’t cause a direct pain in your body at once, but rather damage your foot after a while.
In order for the flat shoes to be safe and comfortable they need to have a good arch support, cushioned sole or low heel and straps or other similar holding features that doesn’t cause your toes to over-grip.
|Product||Price||Fit as expected||Suitable for wide feet||Overall score|
|Crocs Women's Kadee Flat||$17.96 - $70.00||70.00%||no||4,3|
|Clarks Women's Feature Film Mary Jane Flat||$36.95 - $100.00||69.00%||yes||4,3|
|Jambu Women's Deep Sea Mary Jane Flat||$42.47 - $99.99||79.00%||yes||4,5|
|Clarks Women's Ashland India Mary Jane Flat||$25.99 - $79.99||70.00%||yes||4,4|
|Clarks Women's Wave.Cruise Mary Jane||$69.95 - $109.95||77.00%||yes||4,3|
|Alegria Women's Paloma Flat||$34.99 - $195.90||72.00%||yes||4,4|
Arch support and cushion are important for our feet to stay in good shape. Cushion is important to relieve the stress and pressure on the skeleton while we walk. Arch is a natural feature of our body to support it’s own weight. Walking or standing for a long time gives extra pressure and damages the feet. Supporting the arch we give the skeleton some help in holding the feet healthy.
Even though you like the flats that don’t offer enough arch support or cushion like the very popular TOMS women’s canvas slip-on flats you can always add some extra quality insoles for more comfort: