"I picked these up in Bronze they were not totally flat. Just a wee wedge, but enough. Love them so much I got them in black too. Can walk around all day. I took a walk with my son, ended up being a 3mile trek around Johnson Lake. I would not suggest it. If I knew that was the plan I would of course worn something more appropriate. These sandals with their small arch gave me support to maneuver the hills and and terrain."