Yes, it's a crashingly tenuous link - but it can't be denied that there really are some beautiful flat shoes out there at the moment, and the other thing that's famously flat is the humble pancake - something I personally am looking forward to gorging on later today! Don't worry, I'm not about to start sprinkling sugar and lemon all over my footwear, but let's take a moment to celebrate all-things flat.

Here's a quick round-up of all the best ballet flats, pumps and slippers currently available to buy, from the likes of Charlotte Olympia, Jeffrey Campbell, French sole and more. Each decorated in its own eye-catching style - from bold leopard print designs to hipster-style moustache motifs.

For those who don't always like to strut their stuff in killer heels, the trend for 'statement flats' has been a real godsend, as every one of these styles will draw the eye. Check out all our favourites in the gallery by clicking on the image above!