This party season, it’s as if our prayers have been answered. At last, it’s the busiest time of the year for events and the biggest shoe trends are flat! That’s right, for the rest of this year and into 2024, heels are no longer mandatory past 9 p.m.—in fact, amongst the fashion set, they’re quite discouraged. Don’t just take my word for it though. Earlier this year, Margaret Qualley swapped traditional high heels for dainty ballet flats to see her through her utterly chic wedding, whilst London Fashion Week was awash with ballerinas and mary janes as far as the eye could see. And if that doesn’t convince you, style favourites Alexa Chung and Zoë Kravitz were spotted opting for various styles of flats instead of heels more often than not over the past twelve months.