If we share the same shopping DNA, you should already have marked the 23rd on your calendar with a fat, red circle. After the eventful first half of November, Black Friday shopping seems to be the perfect respite from it all. Nothing gets us girls to the zen zone faster than wrestling with sweaty, frantic strangers for that last Prada Satchel priced at 70% off.

Becoming the mayor of your town’s Black Friday takes more than raw grit, though. Shopping vets agree that surviving the mammoth store crowds and covering serious shopping mileage depend on how quick and tough your feet are. If you are to outwit, outplay, and outlast your fellow castaways–er, shoppers, then flats are the way to go. You’ll want to keep your feet protected from the stomping stampede, and you’ll want to be able to dash through shopping aisles faster than Usain Bolt on caffeine high. You’ll also want something you can easily slip off for impromptu shoe fittings. And, heavens forbid, you’ll want to be snapped up on the local news wearing something nice and stylish while getting manhandled by your friendly neighborhood Walmart Sponsored Post: Black Friday Proof Your Feet with These Comfy Flats on a Budget mosh pits.

Check out these 10 pairs of flats that caught our eye this week. They’re minimally-embellished, super comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and best of all, under $55.

10 Fall Flat Shoes to Wear on Black Friday

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Semmy Comfortable Women's Dress Flats

Semmy Comfortable Women's Dress Flats, $34.99 from Crocs