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Yes We Can…Wear Cute Flat Shoes

Politics aside, every woman- whether Democrat or Republican- can celebrate Michelle Obama’s preference for hip yet comfortable flats. During my single days, I would suffer for fashion in high heels. But the birth of my son has turned me into a style pragmatist. If you want to keep up with your kids, flats are a must.  

So I couldn’t be happier to see a high profile woman- especially one who has been celebrated by Vanity Fair and Vogue for her fashion choices- wearing practical yet cute flats. Unafraid to pair flats with fancy dresses, Michelle Obama’s been seen in shiny black flats on election night and at the DNC convention finale. She wore silver ballet flats for many campaign appearances. And she’s often been seen in colorful ballet flats.

Just as we applauded Sarah Palin for bringing public attention to babywearing, we cheer Michelle Obama for making flats fashionable. Here are some fashion-forward flats that will help you keep up with the kiddos all day without sacrificing your sense of style or harming your budget (all picks are under $100).

Romantic Soles - Abbey (Aco Fly Leather) - Footwear

Romantic Soles – Abbey (Aco Fly Leather)
($99): This comfortable yet stylish shoe is available in six colors ranging from practical black, gray or brown to shiny silver, sepia or bright blue lapiz lazulli.

Naughty Monkey - Game Over (Tan) - Footwear

Naughty Monkey – Game Over (Tan)
($70): You’ll feel flirty in these swirled patent leather flats with their buckles and grommits. Available in tan, black, red or ivory.

Indigo by Clarks Pallino 
($49.99): These cute ballet flats come in a bunch of colors. Not much arch support, but you’ll look adorable when you pair these with dresses, capris or skinny jeans. Available at Piperlime.




Bernardo Brad ($96.99): Available in hip dusty leopard (pictured), bronze, red patent leather. More colors- including Michelle Obama’s fav black patent leather and silver snakeskin- are available at the full price of $146. Available at Piperlime.

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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10 Responses to "Yes We Can…Wear Cute Flat Shoes"

  1. I honestly believe Michelle Obama is part of the Full-footed Club. If so, we would have something in common. I wear a size 11 and think she does too. Since she’s tall and blessed with large-size feet, she’ll definitely gravitate towards flat shoes. Check out Your Feet Make You Unique for women who wear large-size shoes in sizes 10 and up. You’ll see some of the flats that I think Michelle would love up to size 14. Stop by

  2. detoxgurl2 says:

    i like Michelle Obama because she is more charismatic than the previous first lady,

  3. Nacnette says:

    Michelle Obama is very charismatic just like her husband and it is the reason why i like her. I also feel that she could connect with people more easily than any other first ladies.

  4. I saw Michelle Obama in person and she is really a very tall Lady. She is also a very charming and charismatic woman just like his husband.

  5. Lacey Cook says:

    Michelle Obama is such a wonderful woman. I believe that she would be an excellent first lady.,`-

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