These are Salvatore Ferragamo “Prima” leather ballet flats, selling for a handsome $390 at Neiman Marcus.
I’m here to tell you what you already know: they’re ugly. Fugly, even. No, really. I think my late grandmother used to wear something like this in the 80s. But only because she had a diabetic foot.
I’m convinced the leather and craftsmanship are top-notch, but the styling in no way befits the legacy of the man who shod the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Rita Hayworth, etc., etc. etc.
Audrey Hepburn and Salvatore Ferragamo, vintage photo from the Ferragamo Museum, courtesy Telegraph.co.uk.