Few footwear can transcend the classic ballet flat as the ultimate timeless wardrobe staple. Elegant, dainty and comfortable, all while oozing that effortless French-chic sophistication most of us tend to strive for, the ballet flat is a perennial favourite that have charmed countless women with all sorts of different expectations in a shoe – be it practicality, versatility or aesthetics.
For Fall 2020 however, the ballet flat is getting a modern spin via softer, supple structures, higher vamps, cleaner angular silhouettes and unexpected materials like mesh. Sporting a contemporary look and a raw feel that takes away from the austerity of traditional ballet flats, these new renditions will reignite your love for the classic with a newfound appreciation for minimalist details. What’s also highly appealing about these flats is the ruched, elasticated openings as seen on Khaite’s Ashland flats. Featuring a clean squared toe and a flexible, “bent” silhouette, these pieces take after actual ballet pointe shoes – a highly satisfying detail that renders them as precious and delicate pieces we absolutely need to own.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite designer flats with a modern twist to shop this season.