7 of the best ballet flats you can buy now

ballet flat pumps shoes

They're eternally chic, go with everything and are comfortable to boot - or should that be shoe? Here are Mumsnetters' favourite ballet flats. 

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1. Butterfly Twists Quilted Olivia, £30

butterfly twists quilted ballet pump 

What's to love: The quilting gives this soft, foldable pump a vintage feel - and best of all, they'll fit in your handbag.

MNers say: "I heard about Butterfly Twists in a magazine - they have some lovely pumps."


2. New Look tan leather woven pumps, £24.99

new look woven tan ballet pump

What's to love: This bargain real leather shoe has a more rustic look than a traditional ballerina, and will look great with jeans or floaty dresses.

MNers say: "They look lovely and are extremely soft. They don't rub in the slightest - very comfy."


3. Clarks Carousel Ride, £32

clarks carousel ballet pump

What's to love: The classic ballet pump is given extra style points with a tiny stack heel and patent finish. 

MNers say: "Much more comfortable than a totally flat shoe."


4. Topshop Vibrant, £16

topshop vibrant ballet pump 

What's to love: Topshop's soft, bargain ballet pumps are cute and comfortable, and are a staple of the footwear department. This year, they're available in modern candy shades as well as classic peach.

MNers say: "Soft as butter, dirt cheap, and there are so many colours to choose from."


5. Next toe-cap ballerinas, £45

next metallic ballet pump 

What's to love: A timeless metallic pump will look good summer after summer, and add a touch of glitz to any outfit.

MNers say: "Next do a great line in ballet pumps. I've always found them good quality and they look way more expensive than they actually are." 


6. Boden Ballerina, £49-£59

boden spot ballerina

What's to love: The polka dot suede and scalloped edging give these cute flats the look of a statement shoe. Another Boden win.

MNers say: "Boden have some gorgeous print flats."


7. Hobbs Prior ballerina, £89

hobbs snakeskin ballerina

What's to love: Reptile prints - think snake and mock-scales - are having a moment in footwear. These Hobbs beauties will add a stylish twist to any summer outfit.

MNers say: "Hobbs ballerinas are brill. They come in half-sizes so they always fit properly."


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