Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Ballet Flats–Which pair is yours?

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Thanks in no small measure to Natalie Portman and Black Swan, ballet is a fashion theme running through spring/summer 2011.  This is one which I personally believe you have to be extremely careful about going too far with, or, quite frankly, going anywhere at all with unless you’re happy to look totally fashion victim ridiculous.

The exception to this is, of course, the ubiquitous ballet flat or ballet pump (whatever you like to call it), by designers such as Tory Burch and Lanvin if you need a designer fix at this level or right down to extremely cheap and cheerful versions which you think, because they’re flat, will keep you comfortable all day but which may well leave you with exceedingly sore feet.  Says one who knows.
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At 5’2” I do love my heels but dislike discomfort for the sake of fashion intensely, and so usually, when it’s hot and I’m in London, you’ll find me racing around in my exceptionally comfortable Puma trainers and changing round the corner of various offices and eating destinations into something vertiginous.  As you do.  Having said that I decided that this year, to track down the most comfortable pair of ballet pumps and test them out.  You’ll still spot me changing round the corner……………..but at least I won’t be struggling with laces and socks this year.  Hopefully.  The jury’s still out.
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So.  For some of the best collections of designer ballet pumps take a look at Net-a-Porter – where you’ll find Tory Burch, Lanvin, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs (to name but a few), Pretty Ballerinas, for an exceptional collection, mid range prices and some with rubber soles and also take a look at what’s on offer via Amazon.co.uk for their collection of Geox, who offer some of the most comfortable flats around.  Not a huge selection, but pumps you can actually walk in all day.  You can guess which ones are mine……….
Visit the shoe section at www.thesiteguide.com for more shoe shopping options and ballet pumps in every style and colour you can think of.  Tis the season so go collect…