Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ever since I swooned over these in my Subway Style last Fall, I have been totally jonesing for them. The Aussie, Jacob Bloch started perfecting ballerina shoes since 1932. Designing a ballet shoe that caters to the needs of dancers has been the Bloch philosophy. So who better to go to when looking for a ballet flat to get you through your daily grind’s performance than the OG ballet company themselves? In a stroke of luck, I came upon the ‘Classica Pearl’ in my size in black for a mere $89 sale (double *SWOON*).
The flats themselves are not actually flat. They have a curvature that slightly bends them up at the toe and the heel. This is actually a good thing because they hug your feet a little more. They have a little tab on the top of the heel to help you slip them on and is also a great little detail that sets it apart from your other flats. The support in the sole of the flat is really noticeable once you have them on. It’s almost like the shoe is holding to you rather than you trying to get your shoe to stay on you. Part of the reason for that is the elastic edging that keeps its snuggly in place. I tend to have somewhat sensitive ankles to the elastic edges and usually can’t wear those types of flats. These were relatively soft enough for me to withstand for extended hours and they got a little looser the next couple times I’ve worn them. It seems that they only get softer with time and that’s hard to imagine because the leather is really buttery goodness. :)
So you can’t be a swan princess without a bow on your ballet shoes and the ‘Classica Pearl’ definitely fit the Playbill. ;) The ever so feminine bow is so delicate, it looks like it could come apart. But like the rest of the fine craftsmanship, the quality of materials do not disappoint. The dainty bow is the perfect detail to make you embody Audrey Hepburn in your capris and cashmere sweater. These fun and sweet flats are so classic and delicious to wear. They are a really great alternative to those days when your feet say no to heels and your heart says yes to fashion forwardness. There’s a few different color options available at Zappos. While you may not be dueling your inner Swan Queens, you can have your Bloch Swan. ;)
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 3:12 PM