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Ballerinas as a popular basic in your shoe wardrobe

A woman can never have enough shoes. No wonder, shoes always fit and they come in countless colours and styles: as high heels, as fun sandals, as warm boots, as sporty sneakers and, particularly popular, as comfortable ballerinas. This flat shoe is an indispensable basic for all fashion-conscious women. Thanks to the different styles and materials, a pair of ballerinas can be easily combined with any outfit.


Favourite shoes of an entire generation – women's ballerinas

What makes a good women's shoe? Style and comfort! Fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn already knew this in the 1950s. It was not only thanks to her that ballerinas became the favourite shoe of an entire generation of women. This classic is versatile and suits every type of woman – the elegant lady, the playful girl and the casual sportswoman. Ballerinas are comfortable thanks to their flat sole, and their rounded toe offers enough space even for wide feet. Do you want to make your legs look longer? It's not only shoes with heels that achieve this, as women's ballerina have a wider shape and ensure a stunning appearance.

Classic or colourful – which colours are a must for ballerinas?

Natural nuances: the classic designs made of easy-care fabric or high-quality leather are particularly suitable for a timeless look. When it comes to the choice of colours, red ballerinas, white ones, ballerinas in silver or black and ballerinas in royal blue are at the top of the popularity scale. These trendy colours never go out of style and go well with casual jeans, a sporty outfit, a formal office look as well as with an elegant evening dress.

Colourful ballerinas: in addition to the classics in plain colours, colourful ballerinas are a basic essential for every shoe wardrobe. Whether with colourful floral prints for summer, with striking patterns for a casual and clean look or with glitter or sequins for a party – colourful shoes spice up even the plainest outfits. Additional fashionable details such as bows, straps or buckles give the shoes a girlish charm.

Tip: If you want to enjoy your shoes for a long time, you need to care for them properly. There are specialist care products and brushes for leather ballerinas, so that nothing will stand in the way of a glamorous appearance.

Comfortable to wear – which ballerinas are suitable for wide feet?

Simply slip on and enjoy: who doesn't want to put her shoes on quickly and be ready to go out? Classic ballerinas have no laces or straps. In addition, their material is mostly soft and offers an optimal fit. But not every shape fits every foot. A shoe that is too tight feels uncomfortable and can cause unsightly chafe marks, painful blisters and sores. If a shoe is too wide, your feet slip out when you walk which can make you fall.

Finding the perfect shape for your foot: for women with narrow feet, pointed ballerinas with a narrow toe section are a chic alternative to the classic rounded toe designs. And which ballerina to choose for wide feet? If you have a wide foot or a misaligned foot, you are better served with a rounded shape which has more space in the rounded toe section, offering more space for the toes and they won't constrict. Finding the right type of shoe is important to prevent back problems, pain in the feet and legs.

Tip: Do you have blisters after wearing new ballerinas? Not when a high-quality sole, a soft inner lining and a hard-wearing upper material are among the quality and selection standards for buying shoes!

With or without – which tights can you wear with ballerinas?

Barefoot in ballerinas: the flat women's shoe is made for summer. On hot days, you can easily go barefoot in ballerinas while enjoying the sun. The ones made of leather or soft fabrics are comfortable – whether you're walking, cycling or driving, even running is possible in ballerinas. For a casual look on summer days, wearing stockings with ballerinas is not compulsory. However, anyone who tends to get sweaty feet or blisters is best equipped for the summer season with skin-coloured liners or no-show socks.

Chic tights: why not wear ballerinas in winter too? Of course, ballerinas are a no-go on rainy and stormy days and in the snow. Women who don't feel like wearing heels in early autumn and spring, but for whom boots are too warm or sneakers too sporty, can wear tights with their ballerina pumps. But be careful – not all tights are suitable, and neither are thick woolly socks. The right combination is what makes it work: coloured sheer tights with a pattern or glitter socks make a real fashion statement.

Tip: There are many fashion sins, including wearing opaque tights in summer shoes. Yet, visible and unusual or extravagant sheer tights have become a widespread fashion trend.

Step out in style – which ballerinas are suitable for which occasion?

Taking the kids to the playground, going for a walk with the dog or dancing the night away at a party – ballerinas are always comfortable. But that's not the only advantage of this flat shoe: it's also suitable for any occasion and style: be it a girlish everyday look, a sporty leisure outfit or an elegant business suit.

If you want to wear your favourite shoes at work or with a skirt or pleated trousers in the evening, you should opt for ballerinas with a pointed shape or Mary Jane ballerinas. The designs made of (patent) leather look elegant, while additional details such as straps or buckles give a woman's look a certain something.

For a sporty outfit, classic women's ballerinas with a round toe are the best choice. The possible combinations are unlimited with ballerinas in royal blue, black or white as they go with jeans, summer dresses, pull-on and stretch trousers and culottes – even if the ballerinas are patterned and colourful.

Good to know: Not all ballerinas are flat. If you don't want to wear shoes without a heel, you can opt for ballerinas with a small heel and make your legs look longer.

Tip: Blouses are the new T-shirts: they are available in numerous cuts, materials and colours. Whether casual with jeans, elegant with a skirt or sporty with 7/8-length trousers, if you love blouses, you don't have to look for long to find a comfortable pair of shoes. Ballerinas combine perfectly with blouses and tunics, and always ensure a fresh look.

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