Do you realise how HARD it is to get a pair of good-looking ballet flats that feel comfortable, allow you to walk for hours without pinching and above all, look cute? Well, yeah. Tell me about it! I’d been on the search for what seems like FOREVER!
But my search has ended! I’ve gotten a lot of enquiries about this pair of ballet flats, and every time I post a picture of them on IG, I get more. So, it’s time I actually blogged about them right? haha!
These are my favourite pair of ballet flats and they are the Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats. I first bought the black pair off Shopbop a year or so back, on a bit of a whim, without knowing anything about the brand or its shoes. Yes, I sometimes don’t do research – walk on the wild side y’know ;)
But my gamble paid off, for these are now my favourite pair of flats, ever! If you’re in the market for a pair of uber comfortable, soft as butter, cute as a button ballet flats, you could do worse than these :D
These Felicia flats are very simple shoes, as you can see. The shoe is a buttery soft leather that moulds itself very prettily to your feet. Like the ballet shoes they are modelled after, it features an elastic bow (decorative) and there’s a little logo charm dangling from the front.
Unlike the Ferragamo Varina flats, the Sam Edelman Felicia flats are not structured shoes. They are meant to be soft and pliable. The top part seems a little elasticated, so it looks a bit crumpled around the top when they first arrive.
Sam Edelman Felicia Ballet Flats in Black
But slip them on and they look sleek on your feet without any hint of looking crumpled.
With these Felicia ballet flats, my advise is to size up half a size. I regularly take a Size 6 for most shoes and in these flats, I take a Size 6.5. How do I know my size? Well, this little guide I shared before may help. I haven’t gone wrong yet!
The inner sole of the shoes are lightly padded, so it’s comfortable when worn as your steps are cushioned. The sole is quite thin, again reminiscent of a ballet shoe so I’d warn against wearing these shoes on very rough surfaces. But there is a tiny little heel that makes it more comfortable to wear than a true flat.
Sam Edelman Felicia Ballet Flats in Brown
But what if you get your size wrong? Well, I picked up my brown pair in my regular Size 6 by mistake, and while it feels a little snug, it’s not uncomfortable. I think it’s because the shoe itself is very soft so it moulds itself around your feet so a slight size difference is alright. But as you can see, my toes hit the end of the shoe, while in the black pair, there’s a tiny bit more wriggle room. I do wear my brown pair very often without feeling any pinch so I’d say it’s all good.
Oh and because the shoe is so comfortable and the leather so soft, there is no breaking-in time needed. I’m serious! You can wear these and go on a long walk and you’d return with sore legs, but with no blisters or bite. The shoes do not pinch one bit (not even the slightly smaller pair) and they seriously fit like a glove. Travelling with these are also easy because they’re soft and unstructured. I wouldn’t walk in them for hours, but I do wear them a lot if I’m out on weekends, or if I know it’s errand day and I’m out and about a lot. Or just when I’m tired of wearing heels. They’re cute with pants, jeans or skirts and dresses and I wear them with everything! :D
I could go on waxing lyrical about these Felicia flats, but there’s only so much I can say about a pair of shoes. They aren’t the cheapest shoes in the market, but they aren’t luxury priced either. I get them from Shopbop whenever I see a sale happening and they are now priced at US$100 per pair for the plain ones. They come in different colours and designs with slightly varying prices.
I’d suggest you get them when Shopbop has a sale. I sometimes share sale info on my social media channels, so if you see me share news of a Shopbop sale (this is most applicable for those of us here in Malaysia) then jump on it and get a pair. I promise you, your feet will love you for it! :D
Do you own any Felicia flats or any other Sam Edelman shoes? Do you have a pair of favourite ballet flats?
I’m quite curious now about the other Sam Edelman shoes but I don’t know how comfortable (or not) they are so if you know, please share your experience with me! Or you know, if you know of any other cute and comfy flats :D