Comfortable (really comfortable!) ballet pumps

(69 Posts)
PepeLePew Tue 11-Mar-14 08:52:33

Preferably the bendy sort with elastic round the top. Are there any reliable online sources? I've got a great pair from Pretty Ballerinas but the cost was eye watering and I don't particularly like their current fabrics. I'm off to Paris in a couple of weeks for a mix of work and sightseeing so need some shoes that I can walk around in while also being smart enough for wearing with a dress...

Lurking...

plentyofsoap Tue 11-Mar-14 08:58:17

I was just about to post the same question. I am not going to Paris though (unfortunately) smile

ninjanurse Tue 11-Mar-14 09:11:49

Clark's air walk are lovely, like wearing a pair of slippers

plentyofsoap Tue 11-Mar-14 09:23:22

I was considering Clarks. They always fit so well and plain black flats always look the same.

Annianni Tue 11-Mar-14 09:57:16

I love Sam Edelman Felicia, they are lovely and so comfy.

Brand alley sometimes have the odd pair I have 3 pairs

DaddysBigTummy Tue 11-Mar-14 10:02:25

I've never actually ordered from them but the website was in my Cosmopolitan magazine, Butterfly Twists. They have some nice ballet pumps.

WeAreSix Tue 11-Mar-14 10:04:46

Clarks never fit me.

I usually go for Hush Puppies. They need breaking in, but once they do, they're fab and last ages.

NannyK7H Tue 11-Mar-14 10:46:48

I have a black patent pair from Clark's. Most comfortable shoes after Fit Flops! Wore them non stop when I was a home-carer and on my feet a LOT. Still going strong now a year down the line and worn pretty much most days.

angeltulips Tue 11-Mar-14 10:48:02

I only wear lanvin ballerinas, which are the comfiest things ever but the cost of those is more than eye watering...

Chigley1 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:52:31

Try shoeprimo.com, they have some amazing sales.

TippyHaha Tue 11-Mar-14 18:30:07

Stylesnob

So comfortable. They've got the elasticated tops and soft rubber soles. I've got four pairs of them and use them a lot especially travelling.

They're Danish but postage is free (yippee) and took a little over a week to arrive last time.

I only wear Bloch ones. They aren't cheap and are leather soled so don't last forever. But then I live in London and walk miles in them so prob not a fair test. You can normally get discounted ones on those end of stock shoe seller places like yoox and the like.

They are really comfy, never need breaking on. I have a fetching purple snake skin pair on at the moment. I have been wearing them all day and my feet are still v comfortable

tackytiger Tue 11-Mar-14 18:42:34

I have four pairs of the real leather/suede Primark ballet pumps, and they're fab. Need mild breaking in, but nothing major. They're not very supportive though.

TeamWill Tue 11-Mar-14 18:47:48

Honestly ? get something cheap but comfortable that you don't mind chucking at the end of your trip dogshit grin

chocolatecheesecake Tue 11-Mar-14 18:51:57

Www.thebritishflatshoecompany.co.uk

I have a pair of their wildkat design. Very comfortable, no breaking in needed and more interesting than your average black ballerina

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 11-Mar-14 18:54:20

Topshop ones are fantastic

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Tue 11-Mar-14 18:58:59
ZenNudist Tue 11-Mar-14 19:01:53

Clark's great quality and durable, good price too.

TheJumped Tue 11-Mar-14 19:15:53

Bloch ones are amazing. I missed out on some for £30 on the Outnet clearance sale this morning dammit. I was wearing my brown snakeskin ones for work earlier.

I got some from TK Maxx years ago, and made the mistake of posting my find on here, the thread went haywire and now there are never any in stock <glares balefully around>

They are leather soled though, one reason why they're so comfy, but they will never last stomping around really so I wouldn't pay full price (£120 ish) but I'm quite stingy with shoes generally as they get trodden on, by their nature they don't seem worth spending £££ on.

tess73 Tue 11-Mar-14 19:20:39

Geox, they're about £90 but decent soles and good cushioning.

Annebronte Tue 11-Mar-14 19:22:21

Tippy, those stylesnob shoes look lovely. What is the sizing like?

hevak Tue 11-Mar-14 19:26:31

Arche

www.chaussuresarche.com/en/5-ballet-flat

They're a French company and have a great shop in Paris which is well worth a visit wink

They do all sorts of shoes, not just ballet flats. I own <counts> four pairs of Arche shoes. My mum and sister each own at least 6 pairs, my sister is on her feet a lot at work (she's doing her intern year as a newly qualified doctor - I'm just a bit proud!) and she won't wear anything else on her feet for work.

They're not cheap, but not crazy expensive either and they last forever! No I don't work for them if I did I down a lot more than four pairs

hevak Tue 11-Mar-14 19:27:41

I'd own doh

Shimmyshimmy Tue 11-Mar-14 19:29:38

Try these as soft as style snob but the price is more attractive.

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