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.