the power flat

The Wall Street Journal printed an interesting article last week on the power flat, a shoe it says, that is challenging the high heel in the workplace. And the power flat, as the article points out,  is not just any flat...
One quality power flats share: They look like if they were used to kick someone—it would hurt. Pointy toes, metal toe caps and embellishments, including spikes, are some of the details that give these flats power. They also call attention to themselves with strong colors, shine or vivid patterns like leopard.
So here are a few of my favorite power flats under $50. And that my friends. Is truly powerful. 


clockwise from top: steve madden / target / c-label / gap / asos / c-label / michael antonio / c-label