Comfy Ballet Flats

By Karla Aguas - 6:51:00 PM




Taking a break from all things cheesy aka my Sundate entry with the Bubster, I’ve decided to write about a simple joy that’s both cute and fun (and NO, it’s not me. YES, there’s like that!) a pair of ridiculously comfy, BALLET FLATS! Yayyyy!!!


Please forgive me, but I am just crazy for shoes. My love affair started way back when I was about four feet tall, extremely chubby and a brat  4 years old and my Mom came home one day with the cutest pair of glitter jelly sandals for me. I remember them vividly. They were pink, with a cute silver buckle on each side for the straps and the silver glitters sprinkled all around. I loved them so much that I demanded my mom lovingly asked my mom to buy me the other colors (which she did since I was threatening to throw a tantrum asked oh so lovingly) and that was that. Fast forward to today, I have over 40 pairs of shoes (Or so I think, I’m actually too afraid busy to count Hihi) and I still can’t stop. Peg ko ata Imelda Marcos or Carrie Bradshaw but with no designer brands Haha! CHAR-rie Bradshaw Peg nalang Hihi! Okay anywayyyy…

Let’s face it, shoes are a big part of our lives. We use them everyday (unless hippie ang peg mo and barefoot is your trip you weirdo unique individual) so it’s really important to find comfy shoes that look good. I’ve been on the quest for the perfect pair of ballet flats since I first realized I was never going to be an ACTUAL ballerina since I’m poorly coordinated and the opposite of graceful, so dressing like one was the closest I would ever get. I am a poser. Being a half size (7.5) it’s either the shoes are too small or too big for me (curse you brands with cute shoes that don’t have half sizes!) especially when it comes to heels. The good thing about ballet flats though is that even if I get an 8, since it’s flat, it doesn’t seem too big (that’s what she said).

Allow me to share with you my top brands for flats and the styles I have so you can try them out for yourself. I guarantee you, they’re super comfy!

TOPSHOP

My love for this brand all started during a trip to Singapore with my family back in 2002. I was twelve years old and a nene with no fashion sense and I was more concerned with collecting Bratz dolls than anything fashyown walking around the mall with my two older sisters and mom. We passed by a store with a simple black sign that read “Topshop.” We entered and, that was that. Clothes upon clothes of gorgeousness (yes, that’s a word) and jeans that felt too good to be true. I may have been a nene 12 but I knew that this brand was going to be one of my favorites of all time.

11 years later and Topshop still remains one of my go-to places for clothes (I’m so happy they’ve made Manila their home too). I will admit, some of their clothes are pretty pricey (I’ve seen dresses there worth over 6,000 and a jacket I wanted that was 9,000!!!) but the others are pretty reasonable and definitely worth your money! Plus they have half sizes! Yayyy!

Gold Studded Suede Loafers


Ever since I saw these babies on Tumblr, I knew I had to have them. When Topshop came out with them my loving Bubba bought them for me after I twisted his arm and kicked him where it counts as a reward for me being supportive during his last UAAP season. They are so comfy and super cute- they can go with anything really. Just don’t use them outdoors if you know it’s going to rain (suede and water don’t mix!)

Price: P2,200++

Classic Nude Leather Ballet Flats


EGAD. When I saw these guys I wanted to cry. I had not seen anything so beautiful- they looked exactly like the ballet flats REAL ballerinas wear after dance class. I HAD TO HAVE THEM. Poser ako eh. These are perfect on days that you want to feel girly and still be comfortable. I love how the nude matches my skin tone so it makes my feet look clean (my feet ARE clean okay, I wash them naman Haha)

Price: P1,195.00

Classic Black Ballet Flats


Once you go black… you can match it with everything!

Hoy! What were you thinking of huh?! Hehe

Price: P1,195.00

H&M

H&M sadly, isn’t available in the Philippines (although I’ve been hearing rumors that it’s going to be brought in by Rustans? Can someone confirm this for me?) so this brand may be harder to find for you. It’s available though in Hong Kong so if you have any friends or relatives who live/are going there, you might want to try and check out the site for pabilins!

Tan Leather Ribbon Flats


I love tan leather. There’s something very Indiana Jones/The Mummy about the color that makes me feel cool (yes I know, I am a dork okay). These guys are easy to match and are super comfy even if they’re a size 8!

Price: Gift from the Bubba

Leopard Suede Flats


These guys are for those who want a little more attitude for their outfit. I’ve had these babies for almost 2 years already and they’re still one of my favorites and are still just as comfy! Granted they’ve seen better days (they have braved the flood waters at Ateneo during the peak of rainy season) but I love them just as much.

Price: Gift from the Bubba (oo alam ko, sugar daddy peg niya)

ZARA

I had a pair of red Zara ballet flats that were my absolute favorite. I wore them almost all the time because I felt like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz they were just so comfy. Unfortunately I left them somewhere in school and never saw them again. I AM STILL LOOKING FOR YOU, YOU RED SHOE WEARING THIEF!!!! I wish I had kachichas so you would get hawa! (Only HALF kidding)

Pewter Black Ribbon Flats


First of all, I had to Google how to spell Pewter HAHA (admit it! You use Google for spell check too! Hehe) Okay anyway, these guys are just as comfy as my beloved red flats (I will always miss you, Dorothy HUHU). I love how unique the color of pewter is- it’s like a mix of black and silver or as I like to call it “Dirty Silver” Haha! These go great as a statement shoe to an outfit even if they aren’t heels. Zara has proven to have a wide range of clothes that are both affordable and of good quality. I highly recommend you guys checking out what kind of flats they have.

Price: Gift from the Bubba from Indonesia (Yehes, hinandcarry!)

Greenhills Tiangge Flats

I think Greenhills should steal the tagline of SM. Living so close to the area I’ve realized that GH “Has it all for you” as well! From gadgets to clothes, food to unique finds, a day in Greenhills is definitely an adventure!

L-R: Super soft cloth "Landi Loafers" with pink and purple hearts, Brown Suede flats (with missing ribbons- told you they're cheap!), Tan flats, Black flats
Being the cheapskate that I am (I buy my things with my own money which requires me to save and really think about purchases) I’ve found that if you look hard enough and are patient enough to try stuff on and are willing to be bumped and hit by thousands of shoppers, Greenhills has some of the comfiest flats out there. And they’re super cheap too! These guys are from those booths that sell only shoes. And guess what? They’re 2 for P580! Imagine?? Two pairs for P580?? Granted I lost a pair after wearing them only once (the sole came off while I was walking around the mall to the tune of Flo Rida’s hit “Club Can’t Handle Me” which caused me to trip and nearly kill myself by the escalator while all the salesladies of Kamiseta laughed at me didn’t see a thing) The others are still alive and are still just as comfy!

So there you have it, just some of my favorite pairs of flats and the brands that carry them. I hope you enjoyed this entry and I hope it helps anyone looking for that perfect pair.

Maybe next time I’ll do an entry on boots. Or sneakers. Or heels. Hay, I will go broke with this shoe obsession. I will literally be the lady who lived in a shoe. HAHA (sana hindi naman Lord I am learning to control my purchasing)

P.S. I just wanna share with you guys my wishlist for the perfect pair of ballet flats. So for anyone who wants to be generous (my birthday is on October 3 Hehe) check out these amazing shoes!



What are some of your favorite brands for ballet flats? J

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23 comments

  1. Wow! Ate Karla, I love all your shoes they are cute, especially your classic black ballet flats. Me too has an obsession with shoes and someday I want to collect my own when I'm already working. Haha:D

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    1. Thank you! Aww YES you should definitely collect quality shoes that make you feel more confident and love your feet Hehe :)

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  2. Gusto ko din magkaron ng mga flats mo. :) Mahilig ako sa flats kesa sa heels, mas comfortable kasi e. Pag may pera ako on your birthday reregaluhan kita :)

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    1. Aww you are too sweeettt!!! I was kidding lang you should spend your money on yourself! :) xx

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    1. Super comfy and stylish! Hooray for flats! Hehe

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  4. I love flats too! Especially from shoebox and payless :))

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    1. I have yet to buy from those stores... Will definitely check those out! Thanks for the tip! :)

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  5. I love wearing flats too since im tall(5'5)! :) It's so comfy and can go with different clothes(and places as well hehe)Try parisian in sm. They're cheap yet comfy too!

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    1. Yes I've heard their flats are good too! I have some heels from them, super comfy and cheap as well! :) Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Please write about heels! I have serious obsession with heels and I want to know what brand you're buying. (Ultimate fangirl here)

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    1. Sure! Will make a heels entry very soon! I also want to do sneakers and boots Hehe :P

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  7. Hi Ate Karla!I'm glad that you have your new blog.I hope you will post your OOTD.. I'm looking forward of your every day outfit.By the way po, what's your job right now? are you happy with it?.God Bless and More Power.:)

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    1. Hi Mae! Thank you! Aww I don't know if I'll post outfits like fashion bloggers... di ako stylish eh! Haha! :)) I'm a multimedia and marketing associate- it's okay, I'm learning a lot! :)

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  8. Your job position sounds good.:)...What other course pwede para maging multimedia and marketing associate?pwede po ba Business Ad Major in Marketing?What company po?..sorry po for being too inquisitive....:))).God Bless and more Power.

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  9. Hi Karla, try Suelas flats. Super comfy foldable flats

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  10. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=411271012300122&set=a.334926836601207.82269.281701438590414&type=1&theater

    nanjan po yung isa sa mga gusto nyo :D

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    1. EEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I just saw it! Aww thank you thank you!!!! Now I only hope someone can buy it for me WAHAHAHAHAHA #semichoz :P

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  11. Hi! Can you suggest a place to buy combat/military boots? I've been looking everywhere but I can't find one. Or they hide from me :(( I went to F21 at MoA last week and didn't find any HUHU.

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    1. Try going to SM or Landmark? Doc Martens in Fort has the famous combat boots but they're a bit more pricey compared to other shops :)

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  12. OMG ATE KARLA THEY ALL LOOK SO NICE :">
    Pinakafavorite ko yung studded loafers :3
    Sana po maging shopping buddy kita someday :3 haha

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Thanks for reading my entry! I hope you enjoyed it. :)