I Finally Found Them…


The comfiest everyday ballet flat. 

Now, I know that most of you are in the throes of hot weather, wearing strappy dresses and sandals; but here in SF it’s foggy and chilly most days and we wear close-toe shoes.

The Adele flat by Born.  I have tried on pair after pair of ballet flats in search of a pair that are slim and chic enough to still be ballet flats, but comfortable enough for my lifestyle.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have high comfort standards.  Many of the “walking shoe” ballet flats are too chunky; for instance, the Naot Architect, while being super-comfortable, is too chunky to be called a ballet flat, in my opinion.  But these babies are sleek and low-volume, and somehow still supportive and dreamy to wear.  They have a nice cushy sole, and the leather is butter soft and doesn’t need breaking in.

I scored my pair on sale at a shoe boutique here in SF.  Mine are a nice “natural” color that is close to my skin tone (that I can’t find online); which means it goes with EVERYTHING. 

I have worn them nearly every day since I got them.  And I have walked at least two miles up and down San Francisco hills while carrying my 20-pound child on most of those days.  What, you say?  A ballet flat you can walk miles in while carrying heavy loads AND STILL LOOK STYLISH? Oh yes, my friends.

I like them so much, I’m thinking of of ordering another color; maybe red or purple.  But if you really want a workhorse pair, choose a nude color or other neutral.  The Born site has a metallic bronze that could go with everything also.

June 13, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion | Tags: ,

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.