Something I’d invest in? A pair of practical, versatile, comfortable and well-made flats. Despite the many visual benefits of heels, over the years I have found that I have low tolerance for pain. Decided that I’m not willing to sacrifice that much for sake of fashion… or height. While I’d grab a pair of more affordable 3 1/2 inch heels for events and occasions, on-the-go I’d reach for and run in my trusted black flats.
While my black Dior ballerina flats are the most comfortable and durable of all of the more aesthetically-pleasing shoes I own (they’ve survived dirt and rain for the past two years), I wouldn’t say it is the best. Without proper arch support, even flats can fail the feet. I’m still looking for ‘the one’.
I’m intrigued by this pair of Lanvin ballerina flats at the moment. They’re said to be impeccably made. The soft lamb leather quickly breaks in and molds to a person’s feet, helping avoid blisters and bunions. The shoes have a hidden wedge and padded insole for support, making them more comfortable than those without. It’s a classic pair which will stay in the long run. Love the fact that there are no labels or logo outside. Very understated.
However, with the price tag of £270 (available here at Net-A-Porter), careful consideration is needed! That’s a problem though, as they aren’t available here in KL for me to try or inspect. Buying online for the sake of trying (and then returning if they don’t deliver the hype) seems too risky.
Oh well, maybe I just need to keep looking.