Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer Shoes Part 2 - Ballet Flats

Since I am vertically challenged, I normally buy shoes with at least 2 inches heel. When ballet flats became in fashion about 3 or 4 years ago, I discovered how I love, love, love these babies. They don't only offer comfort and stability when walking, but they also offer different styles, shapes and colors for your fashion needs.

Ballet flats are so versatile, you can wear it pretty much with anything. My favorite is wearing mine with jeans or capri pants. Every Friday I wear ballet flats at work, and I just throw on anything and when I am ready to leave, I pick the best ballet flat to go with my outfit.

They always look so chic but at the same time comfortable. I would say my motto now with shoes is comfy-chic! Unless of course I have enough money to buy some Christian Loboutin pumps or Jimmy Choo's or Manolos, then I could careless if I am in pain or not!!! Talk about being vain eh?

The other great thing about ballet flats is they are considerably cheap. Ok, I shouldn't say cheap, I meant even if you only have $10 to spare, you can buy a nice one at Wal-Mart. Yes, I actually bought one last year, see the quilted gold with a bow. It's my favorite running around flats, although it's starting to die on me, so it's time to replace it.

There was a downside to wearing ballet flats, since the soles/heels are very thin (flat). Many women didn't get the support they needed. Some had pain on the bottom of their feet and also their legs due to the lack of support. However, this is no longer an issue as you can definitely get one that has a little bit thicker sole/heel. Actually Cole Haan makes ballet flats with Nike Air Technoloogy Soles! Yes, you heard me right. So it's trendy and comfortable at the same time. Now, should we play ball?

Below are a couple of my acquisitions for the past 6 months. Also, I want to brag about how I got such great deals about these shoes. They are normally $109 per pair as they are Michael Kors, but I got them both for....Are you ready for this?-----I got them both on eBay for $34 including shipping and handling. Jealous??? You should be.... Ha ha ha...Enjoy!

Below is the Cole Haan Ballet Flats with Nike Air Technology. My friend Chloe, who swore to never buy ballet shoes fell in love with these babies and bought them, for her to wear to her trip in Paris. You can find her blog about these shoes here.
Below are just some Ballet Flats for you to drool over on.







Just in case you are wondering, I am size 6 US.


Lara Michelle Dias said...

Ballet flats are the best! Better run to Walmart...your fave flats are on sale. I bought a pair tonight and would have bought you some but they didn't have anything smaller than a 7 :)

Karinna B. said...

You did???? What color did you get?

Chloe Tejada said...

Just to let you know...those Cole Haan Nike flats killed my feet! I didn't last more than a day in them!