Finally flats that don't hurt me!

Dec 12, 2006
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I have bought and returned so many flats I have lost track. All the flats I have tried were either uncomfortable (hurt to walk in or squished my toes), rubbed the back of my foot, or too tight/too loose. I even tried the brands that were made for comfort such as naturalizer and nurture. I haven't ventured into the more expensive flats such as tory burch so I can't compare my experience to those.

I always thought flats were cute when other people wore them but, just gave up and said my feet just weren't made for flats. I was shopping in Target one day and some mint colored flats caught my eye. I tried them on and lo and behold they felt great. I bought them thinking if I didn't like them they were only $22. I tried them out for a few more days and loved them even more that I bought them in two other colors, blush and soft yellow.

I don't know why these flats seemed to fit me better. Could be the hidden wedge.

I just wanted to share my find in case anyone else out there has given up on flats.

http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-macha-hidden-wedge-ballet-flat-assorted-colors/-/A-14385787#prodSlot=medium_1_5&term=macha
 

missyb

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I find the jcrew ballet flats very comfortable because they have some arch support in them. TB are very uncomfortable to me but I have high arches. SW makes ballet flats that r supposed to be very comfy also.
 

ahpeste

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I wear flats 99% of the time. 90% of the time any kind of shoe would give me blisters. I would recommend Salvatore Ferragamo My Joy and Sam Endelman Felicia Flats, they are so comfy, no blisters and doesn hurt my back even on long walks.
 

st.love

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I'm going to pick up a pair of these, I have the same exact problem as you, I absolutely adore the look of ballet flats but have never been able to wear them myself because every pair I buy hurts my feet!

I just bought a pair of J Crew ballet flats & they also hurt, looks like I'll be returning them :sad:
 

st.love

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Aug 2, 2012
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Sorry I'm just now seeing this. They run true to size. Did you get a chance to try them out?
Yes actually, they didn't have them in store so I ordered them online, haven't worn them out yet because while I was waiting for them to ship I actually found another pair of AMAZINGLY comfortable black leather flats, they are Franco Sarto "Zapp" leather flats. I highly recommend them!!!
 

jaimerz

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Just want to give my 2 cents. I own a shoe store and I have a great deal of knowledge on shoes so if you have any recomendations or need some advice Id love to help.
 

katran26

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I'd never give up my miu miu ballet flats - by far the comfiest and love the styles and how they fit me.

I think to each their own; I know people who like certain brands that I don't like (nor the fit) and vice versa.
 

MrsBradley

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Thank you for sharing. I can not wear flats. If I get a smaller size, my toes are smashed, if I get my regular size they just behave as flip flops. But the hidden wedge in these might solve my problem.
 

jade

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