The flat shoe is nothing new in fashion, but rarely is it deemed an acceptable au courant sartorial statement. But when that time does come around, it is a cause for celebration for female feet everywhere. This season, the flat is back, and the best way to wear it is in a boyish brogue.

If the style is so boyish that a boy can wear it too, even better. These unisex navy brogues from Dr. Martens look just as good with a pair of chinos as they do with a flirty dress.

Alfred brogue, $180. Available at Dr. Martens, 391 Queen St. W.