Beautiful ballet pumps are the biggest noughties comeback this season and we’re so happy about it! In fact, Vogue Italy even said, “Classic or revamped ballet flats will be a true must-have” for SS21.
They’ve been seen on the runway from the likes of Valentino, Dior and Celine. Metallics and nudes are big for the season and extra details such as quilting and bows.
With comfort at the forefront of this style, ballet shoes are perfect for shopping, the office or drinks with the girls. They allow you to effortlessly go from day to night, something we’re so ready for now the Covid restrictions are starting to lift - after work cocktails anyone?!
Meet the Brand - Spelta Milano
Spelta Milano is an Italian family business that spans back to 1967. They are experts in crafting ballerina pumps. Using their interpretation traditional Goodyear technique of sewing and stitching, they produce extra durable and extra comfortable ballet shoes that ‘fit like a glove’. Traditional ballet flats are ‘mounted’ to the sole with glue so come off over time, however the Spelta Milano method involves the upper being sewn directly to the sole and then turned inside out to give a unique fit. The result is a pretty shoe that’s tough too! It is this process that has put Spelta Milano on the international map for artisanal tradition, quality and style.
As for the ballerina shoes themselves, we’re over the moon to have been given an exclusive edit that you won’t find anywhere else. Each one is handcrafted by experts in the family workshop with the highest quality Italian fabrics and leather. The materials and method used resulted in an unmatched softness with remarkable durability… put the plasters away as they won’t be needed!
Customers who have already tried these ballet flats on in-store describe them as ‘true to size’, ‘like wearing slipper socks’ and ‘it doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing anything!’
Quilted ballet pump - These made the edit because we are just obsessed with the quilted detailing. Plus, they’re as comfortable as they look. Available in pink or cream and come in half sizes for the perfect fit.
The classic ballet pump - These go with everything - they’re so easy to style. Available in three pretty colours which are big this season; nude, rose gold and silver.
How to wear them
Pretty and feminine
We're getting real ballerina vibes with this beautiful midi floral skirt look. It's so pretty and feminine and we're ready to wear it now the sun is set to appear again (fingers crossed!). Try this gorgeous Maeve Tiered Tulle Maxi Skirt from Anthropologie, £120.
Jeans and a nice top
Such a classic wardrobe staple, and the ballet pump is the perfect accompaniment to this look. If you're planning a day out followed by evening dinner this is the perfect day to night style. Try this oversized collar detail top from Whistles, £89 for a beautiful detailed top with your skinnies.
We hope you love the ballet pumps just as much as we do. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @Madetheedit with your purchase.