Ballet flats have been in style for more than a decade. We’ve seen them in numerous iterations– with studs, bejeweled, tweed, cap-toe, bows, and emblems. The list goes on and on and they are all boring, boring, boring.
This season, the fashion crowd is turning the ballet flat on its toe by offering a variation that includes lace-ups and ankle straps. Some of the most popular styles of the season come from Valentino, which offers a version with chains and leather straps. Miu Miu’s on-point with with an embellished Mary Jane strap and velvet ankle ribbons. Isabel Marant has gone more edgy with a pointy toe and studded ankle straps. Gianvito Rossi takes much more minimalistic approach by rounding out the toe, widening the vamp and using a delicate suede ankle strap. Marni’s offering also includes a thin ribbon but their vamp is a lot thicker and seems less sexy than the Rossi option.
We even found a version by Chloe that’s especially designed for babies!
If you’re looking for a cheap thrill, Asos offers a pretty gold flat with a black ribbon that’s on sale for just $85, a leopard style is $35 and nude is $36. Steve Madden’s iteration comes in an assortment of colors and is available for just $70.
Just remember, these tie-up ballerinas can only be used as transitional shoe or until the weather starts requiring more sturdy footwear. If you’re going to buy into this trend we suggest you quickly jete´.