While heels and platform shoes deliver height and help us to project confidence, authority and style, let’s not overlook its counterpart: dear, trusty flats. Although they are usually overshadowed by towering stilettos, classic pumps or chic wedges, every fashionable woman worth her salt owns at least a pair. Seriously, who can wear heels every day?! (Unless you’re Victoria Beckham, of course.) When comfort and mobility is what you’re seeking, flats are the answer. With flats becoming more and more popular and stylish, here are 5 types of flats that should be in your shoe cupboard as chic alternatives to heels!