When I saw that ballet flats were on the rise, I was excited, but hesitant.
On one hand, I could already envision the sweet shoe adding compelling contrast to my sporty, laid-back outfits, and I was HERE FOR IT.
On the other hand, was I imagining it, or did my feet just start hurting?
If you wore ballet flats in the aughts, you can probably relate. There was the lack of arch support, the smushed toes, the blistered heels. And if you had narrow feet, you might’ve done what I did — I’d wear too-small shoes so they’d stay on my feet. My toes were literally curled inside my shoes, but my 20-year-old self was like, this is great.
LOL. You live and you learn.
So this time around, I vowed I would only don a ballet flat if I could find one that actually fit correctly and felt exquisitely comfortable. NO TOE SMUSHING ALLOWED.
I ordered and returned quite a few pairs of ballet flats before finding these comfortable beauties from J.Crew. Their super classic look gives Chanel vibes without the Chanel price tag and I’m smitten. And guess what? ZERO toe smush! (At least for me. We all have different feet.)
To enhance the comfort even more, I added a thin gel insole and put moleskin all around the opening of the shoes.
Nothing is so sweet as a ballet flat, and it turns out I needed a little sweetness in my wardrobe.
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Abercrombie Shorts (old) | Similar: AGolde Parker Shorts
James Avery Foxtail Chain Necklace (wearing 18in)
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