UPDATE (9/12): I am very disappointed by the GAP ballet flats! I wore my gold pair for 5 days in a row and they already developed holes on both shoes!! I just went and read reviews online and it seems like other people are having the same problem. I'm going to try to get a refund because a shoe tearing after 5 days is ridiculous! So sorry to people that bought this shoe because of my post. :(
For the last several years, I've been so dependent on Sue London ballet flats. They're hands down the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. They fold up in half and come with a little pouch so they're perfect for traveling. They come in a myriad of gorgeous colors (my favorites being the metallic and tan ones) and are so versatile.
Now, here come the buts and there are two of them. Sue Londons are great but.....at $168 a pop, it's not exactly budget conscious. The second but (and this is a big one ladies!) is that after about a year of moderate wear, holes develop where the leather meets the sole. This happened to all 4 pairs of mine and to my sisters as well. Okay so I realize this should be an obvious deal breaker but I kept going back to them because they were that comfortable.
Here's a pic of my latest Sue London's in action in SF.
(Mint top, Aritzia cardigan, J brand jeans, Sue London ballet flats)
I hope I have your attention because I'm just getting to the good part.....
Just last week, I found these lookalike ballet flats at Gap for $39.50 (order online today and you get 25% off using code GPLABORDAY) It actually feels and looks very similar. It also comes with a little pouch and folds in half. I got so excited that I bought 2 pairs. Only time will tell whether they are as comfortable but I'm hopeful!
What are the most comfy shoes you've ever owned?