Real talk: You don't have to ditch comfort to rock a pair of designer shoes, especially if your style is laid-back or if you're simply not used to wearing heels. Many fashion houses offer flats that are just as dressy as their heel counterparts, and they normally come in one timeless silhouette: Ballet flats.
Typically crafted from premium leather, these designer flats elevate an outfit without sacrificing comfort, which means you'll be getting the most wear out of that big-ticket purchase!
Here are a couple of designer ballet flats worth adding to your shoe rack:
1. Valentino: Rockstud Ballet Flats
Hate wearing heels? This sleek pair of studded, pointy-toe flats from Valentino's signature Rockstud range won't make you feel underdressed at any office junket, nuptial or a night out. A unique addition to your shoe collection, the footwear's distinct stud embellishments will add a dose of character to your look.
Valentino is available at Adora located on the second floor of Greenbelt 5.
2. Tory Burch: Minnie Travel Ballet Flats
When it comes to ballet flats, this list won't be complete without Tory Burch, whose signature offerings include a range of leather ballet flats, all of which are detailed with the brand's recognizable double-T logo.
If you're looking for an everyday pair, your feet will love sinking into the Minnie Travel Ballet's super-comfy sole made of layers of foam cushioning. This foldable pair's rubber sole is also split-resistant!
Tory Burch is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan's Makati, Rustan's Shangri-La, and Power Plant Mall.
3. Dior: J'adior Ballerina
Introduced in 2017, Dior's J'adior slingback flats is one of today's trendiest designer flats, and with its classic color (it's also available in nude) and undying ballet shoe-style, it sure is a designer buy that will stand the test of time.
The ladylike pair is famously detailed with a printed ribbon trim, which acts as the slingback, and is emblazoned with 'J'Adior.'
4. Chanel: Ballerinas
Ballet flats have been a staple in Chanel, and for good reason: they're comfy, chic, and always wearable.
This season, the ballet flats, made from either lambskin and patent calfskin leather or tweed fabric, are available in the colors black, yellow, gold, and navy blue.
5. Salvatore Ferragamo: Varina Ballet Flat
An oldie but a goodie: Salvatore Ferragamo's signature bow-embellished flats is a true classic. In fact, its original design called 'Vara' dates back to 1978! Structured and polished, this patent pair will dress up your laid-back jeans and won't fail to complement your mature office looks.
Salvatore Ferragamo is located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan's Makati, and Rustan's Sangri-La.