My fondness for flats is shared by the First Ladies of current political and fashion scenes. Michelle Obama, at a cool and sophisticated 5'10", sports the sweetest low pumps and flats. And, she recycles her shoes, displaying frugal fashion unknown by past White House sirens. Famed songstress and French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy also enjoys wearing flats (although one wonders if this isn't because her husband is a solid 5'5"). The Huffington Post likened these political leading ladies and their love of grounded footwear.
First Ladies in Flats: President Barack Obama (far left), First Lady Michelle Obama (left) with President Nicholas Sarkozy (far right) and French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (right) (The Huffington Post)