Our shoes are always the first items in our wardrobe to make the summer-to-fall transition, and flats are perfect for that in-between-seasons period spent waiting for the weather to make a permanent commitment to autumn. This year’s crop of flats appears to be particularly well-suited to the task, with an array of pink and metallic options available alongside the usual neutral and animal-print fare, and the seemingly ubiquitous velvet making its way onto practical pieces like sneakers and smart, brightly colored loafers for an extra-luxe touch that will carry us well into the season. Here, we’ve rounded up 15 pairs of flats we’re coveting; from tried and true tan suede ballerina flats to chic leopard slides to show-stopping red loafers, these shoes will have us putting our best foot forward.