Flats have taken over the fashion world like no other the past few seasons. Now there is a new sort of flat kicking the ballet flat, brogue, and loafer out of town. Say hello to the new flat ready to take over: the women’s boat shoe. Boat shoes are known to be masculine, but today’s designs are more streamlined and have more of a ready-to-wear look that can be easily styled into your everyday outfits. The look of today’s women’s boat shoe is masculine yet feminine at the same time. It’s casual yet still has the potential to be look dressy and chic. It combines utility, function, and practicality. Not to mention they never fail to look super cute with just about everything in your closet. They are usually a little distressed and ruffed around the edges, but have super luxurious details like super supple leather, shiny studs, and fringe trimming. Women's deck shoes look great with maxi dresses and can be worn across all seasons. But we also love to make our women’s boat shoes a little more tough and rock and roll with boyfriend jeans, leather jackets, and rocker tees. Whatever outfit that you have on, and you want your feet to feel comfortable and still look chic, try a pair of women’s boat shoes from Free People. You’ll never go back.