Your Queen Feet Flats Guide To Work, Play, Slay, Etc.
I’ve been paying attention to the DM’s that I’ve received, and I’m starting to notice that ladies mention that they want ballet flats that are A. comfortable and B. fashionable. Don’t worry, I get it. Functionality is important. While we love to pin our favorite shoe designs to our Pinterest dream boards, reality soon strikes the moment we hit that pavement on your way to work or school. Queen Feet ladies are like any other shoe lover. We lead active lives. We’re on our feet long hours. We need something that’ll hold us down not hold us up. As always, I keep my eye open for styles and deals that’d make any Queen Feet Specialty Shoe Lover (SSL) swoon. Below are various styles that might inspire you as you hunt for your next great flat. Also, if you haven’t already checked out my previous post “Have It Your Way: Custom Shoes That Aren’t Sneakers”, you might want to check out the brands listed there for more flats styles and bespoke options. And if you have super flat feet, don’t forget to add some arch support technology.
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I own these in a two-tone grey knit/ black patent leather version. I like that they have grips throughout the outsole. If you have flat feet like I do, keep in mind that the upper is super thin and a bit too flexible, so the risk for rolling foot could be higher. I’ve personally experienced this problem with these.
David Tate ‘Giselle Ballet Flat’-13
David Tate ‘Almond Knot Flat’-13
When I’m looking for bold colors and funky, I like them to compliment smooth, clean silhouettes to give myself a slightly more polished look. Here are some playful flats that might just catch your eye:
I featured these pointy flats on my Instagram recently in Orange suede. What more do you need than bold colors like Orange and Blue suede to make a statement?
Penny Loves Kenny ‘Nimble Flat’-13
Chinese Laundry ‘Endless Summer Lace-Up Flat’-12
I featured a very similar pair of blush faux flats from this brand on the blog previously. Click here to see how I styled them. They’d be a cute edition to your Spring wardrobe.
This cute, funky style might be out of stock in extended sizes. Be sure to sign up for notifications as to when it’ll next be available.
Sometimes, I just need to throw on some simple ballerinas to run errands. If I’m in a rush too, I don’t really want to think about styling from head to toe. No, I need something cute, comfy, and practical to automatically match any & everything.
Chinese Laundry Easy Does It d’Orsay Flat-12
Tamara Mellon ‘Trace Lace Up Flat’-12
Bellini ‘Fairy Velvet Flat’-13
*Side note: I don’t own many flats. At the moment, I probably have 3. One in black, the grey/ black knit (mentioned above), and a once gorgeous peep toe fuschia suede pair with a bejeweled buckled accent. This is because I personally have to do 99% of all my shoe shopping in-store. You all should know by now, my AAAA Narrow feet cannot play with everyone’s shoes.
If you’re like me and a have more of necessity for in-store shopping, I’d suggest you frequent stores like DSW and TJMAXX. I mention DSW a lot, so I’ll highlight TJMAXX quickly. I’ve seen sizes 11 & 12 in that specific retailer. Because a lot of the shoes that I’ve purchased from there (e.g. Guess, Banana Republic, the fuchsia suede pair etc.) run larger, I can size down and typically wear a 10 comfortably. The shoes that I’ve found there over the years have been my most fun shoes— full of color and texture. Literally, I found a short Banana Republic heeled sandal there in size 10 that worked well for my long toes and tiny ankles (the strap had lots of holes) over the weekend.
The moral of the story, stay open for Queen Feet opportunities. Shoe shopping is a hassle, but sometimes, we can still win in-store.