Last week as I was running through the streets of Manhattan on my way to work I spied a young women in a pair of bight, almost neon, pink, ballet flats. They looked great against the gray of the NYC streets and made her whole ensemble really pop. As I have mentioned before in previous posts I have problems wearing ballet flats thanks to a hereditary trait of my second toe being longer then my first toe. When I wear them to size, my toes which are also long, are squished. When I go up a half size they flop off my feet. In addition, they almost always give me blisters. I thought of tying peds with them but they can often be seen and I do not care for this. When searching for a possible solution to this problem I came across this thread on Pop Sugar, not sure how practical cutting peds would be, but that panty liner trick, THAT one I must try!
In the mean time I found these hot pink ballet flats at The Gap. They are leather and already super soft, sort of like wearing a really thick pair of socks. They are only $39.95 and come in nine colors. Funny, the website says they are not available in stores but that is where I purchased them. So if there is a store by you, can't hurt to pop in and take a look! And if anyone has similar problems wearing ballet flats and slip on shoes and has any solutions let me know!
Top image via Pinterest.