January 30th, 2023
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Net-A-Porter: Ballet Flats

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with ballet flats, the shoe du jour this past year. However, there are some exceptionally good ones on NET-A-PORTER and I’m going to give them a go. Chloé, The RowKhaite, The Row and in black

  • I love a good ballet flat but my aching back cannot walk on such a flat heel and sole.

    STJanuary 30th, 2023  11:15 AM

  • This is a timely post as I was checking out the Le Monde Beryl mary jane flats on Matches on Saturday. They look just like the mary jane flats from the Row but I am hoping for a narrower fit. I like the Chloe version as well but am not sure on what to buy.

    TracyJanuary 30th, 2023  11:41 AM

  • Love them. Which of these did you buy? I always wonder about wearing my flats in the winter. I worry about cold feet, but maybe on one of these sunny days I could pull them off. Or attempt flats with socks– or tights?

    SophieJanuary 30th, 2023  7:37 PM

  • I just adore the simplicity and youthfulness of ballet flats. I wear them around the house and garden, to a friend’s home, places where I don’t have to walk far on concrete (bricks even worse!). For me, not enough cushion, not enough arch, and like ST, I can’t walk on such a flat heel without back pain. But they are so darn chic! Enjoy them while you’re young ~ things change 🙂

    PaulaJanuary 30th, 2023  11:38 PM

  • . . . if I were to buy one of these it would be the one in the upper lefthand corner. I like that little show of carmel lining with the black.

    PaulaJanuary 30th, 2023  11:41 PM

  • Love a ballet flat…I am lucky that at 71 my feet will still tolerate a very flat shoe. I still have several that are wearable…my black scalloped Chloe flats are still in good condition after at least 10 years!

    SharonJanuary 31st, 2023  8:38 AM

  • Ballet flats are my love language. Wearing my Khaite Ashland pair as we speak. Tights/knee highs with ballet flats are incredibly chic in the colder months. Marcheline Isabelle

    MarchelineJanuary 31st, 2023  11:13 AM

  • Chloes are the most comfortable flats I ever slipped on, Sharon. I’m impressed that you have given yours a decade of life!

    RMJanuary 31st, 2023  3:19 PM

  • Funny, I had the Chloé scallop edge flats for YEARS then gave them to my daughter — and she still wears them! That said, I bought the Chloé in off white. Only had a smaller size than mine, so I’ll see if they work.

    PrestonJanuary 31st, 2023  3:25 PM

  • Love your picks especially the maryjanes from The Row. I’m eyeing the Toteme gathered ballerina and their fur flats – both really great shapes.

    GeorgieJanuary 31st, 2023  5:50 PM

  • I hope they work for you, Preston! The leather is so soft that they may fit. I still smile over attempting to purchase a pair of the scalloped Lauren flats at a Chloe store in Paris. When the saleswoman learned that they did not have my preferred color in my size—they had a half size up or down, they had other colors, but not what I went in to purchase—she declared that it would be impossible to sell me a pair. I dearly love the US, but this saleswoman’s precision was very much a reflection of the city we were in.

    RMJanuary 31st, 2023  6:42 PM


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