While we can all agree that heels are not the best option for happy, healthy feet, ballet flats won’t necessarily ensure comfort either. Unless of course, you know what to look for.
Modern footwear technologies like memory-foam cushioning, deep heel cups, and shock absorbing rubber outsoles are all features to watch for when selecting a ballet flat for your active lifestyle. Anti-microbial technologies are also value added, allowing all day wear through any season.
Happy Feet Plus is always proud to carry holistic options that are not only gentle on your sole but fashion forward. Below, we’ve selected our top 5 flat styles that can slide easily into your work or play routine, and pair with everything from midi skirts to textured leggings to skinny jeans.
1. Vionic Minna
The Minna offers a trim silhouette with a softly rounded toe box that won’t scrunch the toes. Premium leather uppers pair with a dainty bow and contrast toe cap for subtle yet sophisticated detail. As with all Vionic sandals, the Minna features Orthaheel Technology.
This biomechanically designed construction provides a deep heel cup, pronounced arch cushioning, and a firm yet highly flexible footbed all covered in microfiber-suede material for maximum stability and all day comfort. Recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil.
2. Aetrex Erica
A fashion-forward premium leather ballet flat with a metallic sheen and hidden animal print detail, just for you. Lynco-orthotics offer supreme memory foam cushioning and high arch support, covered in micro-suede for a luxurious feel against the skin. Anti-microbial technology ensures a healthy, clean foot environment for any season wear.
3. Birkenstock Iona
While more of a modern take on the classic Mary Jane, the Iona still offers a simple yet elegant silhouette perfect for the office and beyond. Features include a fully adjustable, concealed Velcro strap and moisture resistant, premium leather uppers with contrast stitched accents.
The classic, removable cork and jute footbed provides stabilizing arch support that contours to the foot over time and allows all-day wear. Wipes clean with mild soap and water.
4. Taos Sleek
Great travel companions are hard to come by, and even harder to keep up with. Sleek is a shoe that is ready to go anywhere, whether across town or across the globe. A comfy slip-on with the Curves & Pods® premium removable footbed, luxurious micro-fiber lining, and a cinched back counter for the little hug you need when you’re on the move.
Silvadur treatment ensures long-lasting protection against odors, staining, and deterioration. Crafted in Spain, Sleek is flexible, lightweight, and looks great no matter how many miles you’ve traveled.
5. Aetrex Joanna
A stylish ballet flat with laser-cut floral details, the Joanna features burnished leather uppers complete with a metallic finish. A Lynco-orthotic footbed provides contoured cushioning and arch support thanks to a micro-suede memory foam layer.
Anti-microbial treatment prevents odor buildup for a clean, healthy foot environment. The lightweight rubber outsole is both flexible and optimal for shock absorption and energy return, allowing the Joanna to keep up with your busy schedule.
Found your perfect fit? Be sure to check out our new Fall 2016 arrivals at HappyFeet.com for all your comfortable fashion needs.