SlideShow: 15 Flirty and Fierce Fall Flats (For under $50)

Noticeably absent at the spring 2011 fashion week shows in New York and London were the sky-high heels that, in recent seasons, have appeared to grow like Pinocchio’s nose. With heels reaching 5, then 6, then 7 or more perilous inches, there was nowhere to go but down. Therefore, designers made a truly daring move and challenged us to dress for –brace yourselves — comfort. That’s right, the fashion gods want us to give our aching feet a break, which means it’s a good time to invest in a cute pair of flats. From oxfords, to ballerinas to leather and studs, here are 15 sweet and sassy flats to for when you’re feeling edgy, studious, flirtatious, or just plain sick of heels. And the best part? They’re all under $50.

Flat Shoes Under $50