(any Chorus Line fans out there???)
Ballet flats are basically the perfect shoe.
look good with just about anything
are dressier than sandals, but more comfortable than heels
come in tons of styles and colors and prints
The only thing that drives me nuts is having to break them in. Please tell me that I am not the only one with this issue!!! Every shoe differs, but it typically takes about three long wears, fourteen blisters, and two boxes of Band-Aids to break them in.
However, once you have the suffering behind you…. ballet flats become your best friend!
I currently have three pairs that are in a permanent rotation. Each took a little bit of time and energy to get them to fit just right, but now they fit perfectly!
In no particular order:
(ps these pictures are from my Tumblr outfit of the day posts)
JR sent me the pair after the giveaway (hint, another on the way soon!) and they are so fun. I love being able to wear Jack Rogers right into Autumn. It took about four wears for my feet to fit perfectly. The sole of the flat, unlike others, is super comfortable and soft. The part where my baby toes are was a little hurtful, but now they’re golden.
Steve Madden flats
Omg, I’ve had these for-absolutely-ever. I love them. It will be a SAD day when I have to retire them. The heels are definitely beginning to show wear & tear… boo. I went to the Steve Madden store and won an 85% off coupon, so basically I had to buy a pair of shoes. No way was I letting that awesome coupon go to waste! I picked these out since they were the only ones that fit my style. And, boy oh boy, did the KILL my feet. I’m talking about weeks of torturous pain and bleeding heels. At some point, they became super soft and now I wear these flats everywhere; it’s like walking barefoot.
(available in print and a variety of colors)
These shoes were a bit atypical. I have been searching for the perfect black flat, and debating jumping on the Tory Burch Reva bandwagon… and then I tried on these! I had to order a half-size up. I’m typically a “true 7,” but I definitely needed a 7.5. These shoes felt great for the thirty seconds that I tried them on in the store. They also felt great for the first five minutes of the first “out of store” wear. And then the pain set in. They killed killed killed my toes. I swear, I wanted to amputate my toes that’s how bad they hurt. I wore them twice more, and now they are BUTTERY soft and comfortable. It’s like a whole new shoe!
Does anyone else experience (severe) pain with ballet flats the first couple of wears and then discovers that they suddenly don’t hurt when they’re fully broken in? Any tips for breaking in ballet flats?