For the last two months I’ve been putting the most comfortable shoes ever to the test! Seriously! It has taken a little longer for me to tell you about these than I’ve wanted due to SNOW on the ground. Yes deja vu to last year when I was trying to review the Flora Solstice Sandal from Soft Star Shoes. Snow and my Soft Star’s just don’t mix. But finally sunshine and the opportunity to tell you about the Soft Star Ballerine Flat!
Out of all the Soft Star Shoes I’ve had the opportunity to review these Ballerine Flats are by far my favorite. They literally go with just about every outfit I throw together and as I mentioned before they are so comfortable.
I had the opportunity to put the sport edition of the Ballerine’s to the test. They have added elastic straps that crisscross across your foot and helps guarantee the shoe is secure. I love this feature and feel confident I can keep up with my kids and any task at hand. There is also a Ballerine with no strap.
The Ballerine’s just like all Soft Star shoes are a minimalist barefoot style shoe. They are handcrafted with premium leather uppers and a Vibram sole to provide excellent traction. Inside is a soft and flexible padded suede innersole. They are super light weight and flexible. They easily fold up and can fit in your purse or carry-on. So easy to get on and off and so stylish! My pair is the black smooth leather with a burgundy sued heel but you can also design your own to fit any outfit or personality!
I have sensitive feet and problems with the arch on one foot yet I can literally wear these all day for any adventure without aching feet. The best part is I don’t even have to think about what shoes I’m going to wear because these go with everything and I can throw them on last minute.
Now lets talk about sizing. Soft Star elves are amazing and will hold your hand through your entire ordering process and have made the most amazing videos to help you select the right size for you. I watched the video and had elf Jana help me with my sizing and in the end they turned out perfect! I normally wear a size 8.5 in women’s shoes and I selected the 7U. With flats you want a snug fit and remember the leather will do some stretching. When the shoes first arrived they were a tad bit snug, but now with my continuous wear they are absolutely perfect. I wear mine with no socks and my toes are right to the end. If you like a more roomy fit you might size up. See the sizing video here!
The Soft Star Ballerine’s are priced at $130 and you get free shipping. Remember you get what you pay for. And with Soft Star you are paying real people in a real small USA town. You are paying for handmade and the nicest people you have ever met. Oh and you are paying for some pretty great shoes too!
Soft Star has been around since 1984. They have a magical little workshop and some pretty great core values. If this doesn’t make you want to support them I don’t know what will.
• Make our workshop a wonderful place work: A creative, energizing and efficient workspace. An open, honest atmosphere where we work with mutual respect and dignity. A place where our families and community are welcome and integrated.
• Share the handcrafted experience with our customers making unique, beautiful, comfortable and quality footwear while encouraging direct interaction via excellent customer service.
• Walk lightly on the earth: Conserve raw materials by thoughtful use. Minimize our environmental footprint by reducing waste, reusing and recycling.
Here are some of the other awesome choices available from Soft Star. And remember you can customize any pair to your choice of colors! Also here is just some of the beautiful leather choices from when I visited the elves back in 2012. (The baby shoes make the most adorable and personal gift!!!)
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