8 Comfortable Ballet Flats You’ll Want to Wear This Spring

It’s ballet flat season once again, so it’s time to break out those chic little shoes.

While Audrey Hepburn may have walked around effortlessly in a pair, for many of us, these barely-there looks aren’t always the most comfortable option around.

But don’t think you need to cross them off your spring footwear list entirely. Comfort brands have stepped in with on-trend options that include enhanced comfort features such as super-soft uppers and cushioned footbeds.

Let’s start from the top. Think about all those times ballet flats have rubbed against your skin, causing blisters that required a box of Band-Aids to make it through the day. Today, brands are increasingly addressing this issue with styles made from glove-like leathers that are gentle on skin.

Take Cole Haan’s Tali Bow ballet flat from the Grand.OS collection: Its leather is lined, and the shoe features a padded leather footbed and lightweight rubber outsole. Meanwhile, Aerosoles Teashop ballet style is designed with its signature Stitch N Turn technology for flexibility, and adds a memory-foam footbed.

Aerosoles

Aerosoles Teashop Bow Tie Flat, $49.99; aerosoles.com

While the season’s wave of ballet flats make comfort the priority, that doesn’t mean style has been put on the back burner. Ecco’s Shape Tassel Ballerina version has a modern tapered toe, while adding a fun pom-pom to the vamp. Or try FitFlop’s Adoraballerina, an athletic-inspired version that works with today’s offering of yoga pants or capris.

FitFlop

FitFlop Adoraballerina Perf, $125; fitflop.com

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