Michelle Obama's Flats: Comfort Never Looked So Cool (SLIDESHOW)

Much has been made of Michelle Obama's fashion, hairstyles, brooches, and even her arms.

But her other signature item is often overlooked: the flat shoe. In line with her no-nonsense attitude, the First Lady has shunned the stiletto phenomenon (most recently seen mangling models at New York Fashion Week), and instead made being comfortable look cool.

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