Last September marked the first time in its 45-year history, that Versace opened a fashion show with a pair of flat shoes. Renowned for its towering platforms emblazoned with Medusa head logos and sexy strappy stilettos, Versace’s metallic silver Gianni Ribbon ballerinas (which also come in baby pink and blue satin and black and white patent) became the shoe of the season, ushering a ballet flat frenzy that has pirouetted from the runway to the streets in recent months – see our ballet flat trend piece.

As we step into Milan Fashion Week, we’re taking note from Donatella and pulling together the best flats, block heels, slides and trainers that will guarantee style without compromising on comfort when you’re trotting around town all day – your feet can thank us later!