There’s a divide in the fashion ranks. Flats vs. heels. But let’s be honest, this is nothing new, and won’t ever really go away. Trends come and go but shoes, well, they’re here to stay…

We’re equally obsessed with both, there. We said it. Does that make us fence sitters? Try being surrounded by beautiful shoes all day every day, it’s a hard life. Teetering towers of heels and sturdy stacks of fabulous flats. There are (almost) too many to choose from, but we’re not complaining.

Anyway, it’s time once again to unleash your inner tom boy and get manly. Brogues, loafers, oxfords or even velvet slippers – whatever boyish style takes your fancy. A nod to the more masculine side of fashion is comfy and practical, but still looks cool with, like, your entire wardrobe.

Tassels and fringing – hello! You know that dilemma you go through at least twice a year – to get a fringe or not? Well when it comes to flat loafers, there’s really no question. The Compass loafer in buttery soft leather is an AW essential. We love them all but have a particular soft spot for the navy – how very chic.

When it comes to soles, the bigger the tread, the better. The Trinity shoe shows us how it’s done.

schuh Trinity

Finally for a softer, more gentlemanly touch – try the Glimmer slipper. Reminiscent of a smoking slipper, with a glittery finish, this shoe has serious style.

schuh Glimmer Flats

If you’re not quite sure the dude vibe is for you – turn to queen of the flats Alexa for inspiration. She shows us that flats are no longer reserved for daytime. Just swipe through the endless photos of her prancing around the streets of Brooklyn and slinking down red carpets everywhere in a new pair of flats every other day. If they’re good enough for her…