Perhaps you can tell from the previous post that I am incredibly picky with footwear. That notion is only going to be reinforced in this one, dear readers! 😉
I am utterly picky with fold-up ballet flats. I dislike ones that are made of synthetic materials, as most of them smell like vinyl/plastic/something horrid (eww…) and my feet can hardly breathe in them! (I’ve tried CAZZ flats, a Canadian company that no longer seems to be around –and my feet couldn’t breathe. Ever since, I’ve checked labels obsessively) What is the point of toting around foldable flats to spare your tootsies from heels if you are going to face a new set of problems and pain?
Lately, my go-to pair has been the GAP’s city flats ($40.00 a pair) and they’ve done the job, but with a few complaints. First off, the leather is very, very easily scuffed –as in, the top layer is easily removed. Yikes. I walk gingerly in them. Secondly, though they are more cushioned than the average fold-up flat, they aren’t very firm, so there’s little support. Other than that, they’re lovely… even though I don’t like the faux leather used for the carrying pouch, but at least I’m not putting my feet in that. I’m not the only one discussing the fragility of these shoes, either!
The Gap’s City Flats…
I knew I was still on the hunt for the perfect pair of take-me-anywhere flats, so when I came across the Yosi Samra fold up flats in two-tone white at Revolve Clothing, I had to have it with the coupon code I was saving just for such an
occasion item. They came yesterday in the mail, and I am now a YS devotee.
The Yosi Samra flats come in the cutest little black box and bagged in a durable fabric pouch. Fabric pouch means you can throw it in the wash when it gets far too dirty from the shoes, something you can’t do with PVC bags.
For a few more dollars than the Gap City flats, these Yosi Samra flats are made of leather that is meant to last, and quality rubber soles. They fit well, true to size, and are both comfy and stylish. They feel like proper shoes, as opposed to a ‘temporary solution’ in the footwear department.
I was a bit surprised at the ‘raw edge’ finishing inside the flats, but they seem to be stitched well, and now I think it gives the flats a rugged look… they don’t cause any discomfort when worn, not on my feet at least.
Some modeling pictures… aren’t they just adorable? They’re like a foldable version of my favourite Bloch flats!
I strongly recommend these flats to anyone looking for such a pair! You’ll be seeing mine often as I’ll be finding plenty of excuses to wear them. 🙂
Have a prettyful day!