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Ballet Flats With Straps

Ballet flats with straps are the only ballet flats I can wear. So I am always on the hunt for them. Regular readers of my blog know I have mentioned this before. But my feet are not the same size, everyone has one foot that is slightly bigger or smaller then the other, but for me thanks to a childhood illness the size difference in my feet is a bit more pronounced. In addition to this my second toe is longer then my first toe, this makes wearing ballet flats quite the challenge. When I compensate for my bigger foot and longer second toe, then the shoes will literally fall off as I walk. When I compensate for my smaller foot and do not take in to consideration my longer second toe then the shoes are too tight to be comfortable. Thus I do not wear ballet flats. But ballet flats with straps? Yes please! I love the idea of ballet flats and how they look so it frustrates me that I can’t wear them, but luckily there are other people with similar problems to my own, and manufactures appear to be aware of this. No there is not quite the same selection as the non strap versions, but there are some. So when I come across a really cut pair you know their mine!

I love the idea of ballet flats and how they look so it frustrates me that I can’t wear them

I had coupon from DSW burning a hole in my pocket with a quickly approaching expiration date. So Friday evening after work I stopped in to the DSW on 34th street and I am happy to report I found these super fun, retro looking Franco Sarto sling back flats. They are currently available in DSW stores. But I found another a pair on the Franco Sarto site that I want as well. Oh boy! I purchased the seven as they are so pointy I wanted to go with bigger size to make sure my toes have enough wiggle room. I walked all over the store hoping to get an idea of how they will feel when I really start walking around in them. I think they should be fine, but you never know with shoes. And on that note I have a brand new (worn 4 times) pair of white and black Super Star Adidas sneakers that I am looking to sell. I need to get a bigger size. I compensated for my smaller foot, but unfortunately my larger foot is giving me grief. I am going to do a post on this next week. But for anyone who wears a six-six and a half I will be selling them for $40.00. So if this interests you shoot me an email. And do you do ballet flats? Do you have specific foot problems that prohibit you from wearing certain type of shoes? And how do you handle this?


  1. I have a pretty good collection of flats and these are adorable. Love the straps.


  2. The pointy shoes are stunning DSW is one of my favorite shoes stores to shop. I wish I was not a kid size in Adidas this is a great deal.

  3. I love ballet flats with and without straps. Sorry to hear about your (more-than-usual) foot disparity. That certainly makes shoe-purchases harder. I don’t have that but my feet are larger than usual for a woman so finding size 12 is always a struggle.

  4. It’s good that you found a way to wear ballet flats. I think they’re cute with a strap and the slingback style that you just got is always in style. I can’t really wear heels anymore since my ankle injury but I don’t really mind since I always preferred flats and low wedges more anyway.

  5. They look so chic and really comfortable. I love them:)

  6. I’m not sure if I ever told you this but I only started wearing flats after we moved to Canada. I much prefer wearing high heels to compensate my lack of height and I generally find heels make me look better but these days I live in flats due to practicality. One cannot argue that flats are good for chasing a two year old…you’ll be surprise how fast he can run.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. So cute flats! Thanks for stopping on my blog =)

    xx LL


  8. Those shoes are super cute! I want a pair..they are like a cross of ballet and Mary Janes!


  9. These flats look gorgeous.

  10. The straps on these are perfect! I also like ballet flats that have elastic running around them for better fit (a la Lanvin).
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  11. I also love that style, sort of a flat Mary Jane. I also like the strap for that reason. I have a similar pair in cherry red, that are fun to wear!
    xx Elle
    Enjoy this lovely week!

  12. Those flats are cute! The straps are lovely 🙂

  13. Love these flats! So cute.

  14. I’m glad manufacturers have a wider audience in mind, I love wearing ballet flats as well. I have pretty tiny feet, so it can be hard for me to find styles that work as well, but DSW is a lifesaver!

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  15. Straps to compensate for different size feet- what a clever idea! And I love DSW, they have such great shoe finds. These are perfect!

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