posted by: designer in Lanvin Shoes on December 22nd, 2010
In the same way I love the Sigerson Morrison brand, I love Lanvin as well. As I think I have mentioned before, ballet flats are not my favorite shoes. I like some of them, because some of them are really cute, but for the most part, I’ll be totally honest, I get sick of seeing them. And then along comes Lanvin, turning the trend on its head – or its heel, if you prefer. With, in fact, the addition of a heel. I’m not terribly in love with the color of these Heeled Leather Ballerina Pumps ($290 at Net-a-Porter), but I am definitely digging the style.
Lanvin has single handedly solved the problem I have with most ballet flats. That problem, of coures, is the fact that there is little support to be had, so many of them can be awful for the arches if you wear them a lot. With the simple addition of a modest heel, Lanvin has taken care of that.
These ballerina pumps are simple but stylish. As briefly mentioned, the heel is 3 inches, or 75 millimeters, so it’s neither too high nor too low. Like Baby Bear’s bed, it’s just right. I do love the fact that they have an almond shaped toe, but in spite of my adoration of this innovation, I have to wonder if the utter absence of a platform will be comfortable. Anybody who’s tried these shoes or any pair like them, promise me you’ll dish! I just don’t know if the stepping would be hard in these or not.
What do you think? Is this a wearable innovation on the ballerina flat trend?