The ballet flat has been a fashion classic for decades, and its secret to lasting popularity lies in its comfort and versatility. So when a pair of ballet flats has more than 1,800 positive reviews and are less than $20, you'll want to get ready to click “add to cart.”
You might be shocked to find out, though, that this pair of flats can be found on Amazon of all places. Yes, the same site for gadget deals, Prime shows, and cult-favorite Korean beauty products, has also been seriously stepping up its fashion game. With the right amount of digging, you'll find a surprisingly good selection of clothes and accessories — Amazon does own fashion destination Shopbop, after all.
These ballet flats from Amazon Essentials are one great example. Despite the low price tag, hundreds of Amazon reviewers say that this is a high-quality pair of shoes that are comfortable, too. “These are seriously the best flats I've ever owned (and believe me, I've tried a lot of them). These were super comfortable the first day I wore them, and NO blisters,” one fan wrote.
Made from a soft faux leather that can stand up to a little rain, each pair features a rounded toe and has a brushed microfiber lining that is soft, giving you extra comfort and breathability. The elastic at the heel makes it easy to slip the shoes on and off, while the rubber sole provides good traction, so you can wear these flats even if the weather isn’t cooperating without the fear of slipping or falling. The insole is also padded for cushioning with each step. “These gold flats are true to size & comfortable. They are the perfect ballet flat for a day at work. I can wear them all day without any foot pain,” one shopper reported.
The size range is also quite good. You can choose from sizes 5 to 15, including halves and even wide sizes, to find your ideal fit. Plus, customers say that these flats run pretty true to size, so no sizing up or down is necessary. No wonder they’re best-sellers.
These flats come in 15 colors and prints, including black, gold, navy, and tan as well was leopard print and snakeskin. “The color looks beautiful with some slight variations in the shoes to make it look more like realistic leather,” an Amazon reviewer noted. At less than $20 a pair, you could even order multiple colors, and they’ll be at your door in just two days with Prime shipping.
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