For the past few weeks I’ve been ISO (In Search Of) the perfect-in-every-way ballerina flat. Oh yes, I am on a French woman kick. Other items on my ISO-Paris list include an Hermes or Hermes-like scarf, and the ultimate slouchy cotton tee. (BTW, I still have not chosen the striped knit jacket that I’ve been ISO, and I fear it will be hopelessly outdated by the time I do!)
To be perfect for moi, the ballet flat has to have a bit of support in the arch, and that’s the major limiting factor. There are so many adorable versions are out there, including these:
|Drat! Even these classic beauties (around $600) don’t offer much support.
|Love the simple design and the price is pretty good . . .
. . . but they are truly “flat” in the insole and therefore not wearable for more than an hour or so.
I’d also like my new flats to be fairly unadorned, in a good leather, and with a very small heel. To keep me on the straight and narrow, I recite “Audrey Tatou” or “Ines de la Fressange” when I contemplate a pair.
Here are a couple of contenders:
|I want to like these Naya flats more, but I’m not crazy about the cut-out
adornment. Great reviews, though.
|These Vaneli’s have a lot of the qualities I’m looking for.
|We may have a winner with these Born flats: they make a very
comfortable, unadorned shoe.
Do you have a favorite? Or do you like this look at all? Shall I wear Converse instead (also a French favorite) and call it a day? : >
Have a groovy Saturday, and don’t forget, Monday, July 16th is Visible Monday! Everyone is welcome to participate!