Jade Burke writes: Flat shoes are often regarded as unflattering and dull for a night out, however thanks to the likes of Dolce and Gabbana and Lanvin flats have become much more sought after. High street store Next has also followed suit with their new summer collection, which will definitely change everyone's perception with their striking pumps. Plus they all come in under £40, what's not to love!

There is a shoe for every occasion, including summer weddings, holidays, and of course something for a night out, so we can finally give our poor feet a rest from those staggeringly high heels that we are so attached to. Each flattie features a strong point, complemented further by spikes or patent leather, all of which help to glam up the humble flat shoe.

One of my favourites is the monochrome, t-bar ballerina, which comes in an elegant silver fabric and features a flattering, contrasting ankle strap in white, which ensures that this pair will certainly be the center of attention this season. There is also a second colour combination of rose gold and mink brown, and as it's priced at just £30 we could afford to snap up both!

T-Bar Ballerinas >>

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Next has also created a flat sling back priced at £26, which comes in both black and leg-lengthening nude in glossy patent leather. This design is seriously pretty and will go with everything from dresses to our favourite pair of jeans, and the smart finish will also mean they will be suitable for the office, bonus!

Patent Sling Back Points >>

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One other style that really grabbed my attention is the studded, pointed ballerina, £36. The buttery soft leather makes them super comfy plus the spike design and mesh detail help to counteract the girly finish, giving them extra wearability.

Studded Ballerinas >>

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If you are looking for a new flat show with a striking design, Next is the place to check out this summer!