Adult Ballerine Flat - Flint / Navy

The most comfortable minimalist ballet flat in the world! Simple and elegant, this all-occasion, handcrafted slipper will have you dancing through your day!


Check out the Ballerine sizing video below for tips on finding the best fit for your feet!

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Price $130.00

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Say au revoir to rigid, uncomfortable ballet flats! With its classic lines and impeccable fit, the Ballerine is the most elegant way to go barefoot. This chic, ultra-versatile style transitions effortlessly from the morning bike commute to the conference room, while still leaving you with enough spring in your step for dinner and dancing on the weekends. Heck, some Soft Star fans even go running in them! Handcrafted with our premium leather uppers, a stretchy trim on the front and sides secures the shoe gently to your foot. Our flexible Vibram soles provide traction with a natural minimalist step, and a heavenly-soft suede innersole provides all-day comfort. Effortlessly stylish in smooth flint grey leather, these light and cozy Ballerines will quickly take center stage in your wardrobe!

  • Handcrafted in USA from responsibly-sourced, premium domestic leathers
  • Designed to be lightweight and fit easily in your purse or carry-on
  • Gently elasticized leather collar trim for easy on/off
  • Comfortable heel
  • Flexible 4mm Vibram Cherry sole provides traction and protection

Check out this video for tips on finding the best Ballerine size for your feet:

Customer Reviews

Love these shoes! Review by margaret
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I got these in a medium Blue with silver-grey edge trim and heel strip. They are soft and super comfy from the start. This is my second pair. Also have some avocado green with darker moss trim, heel strip & suede accent on the heels (Custom). They are a bit snug in the beginning and stretch to conform to my feet, but I don't have the sport strap, or feel I need it. It would be less flattering on me. These minimal ballerines are my favorite shoes! Eventually I want some a dark burnt orange rust color ones with brown trim too. I like their sales! (Posted on 3/21/17)
The only ballerina shoes I love Review by Amy
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I love the look of ballerina shoes and have tried so many different kinds. Until I found these shoes, I've always had some problem (rubbing on heels, pinching toes, falling off). These shoes are a dream. I can wear them all day. These shoes don't fall off and they don't rub anywhere. I don't even feel like I'm wearing shoes. I love them. I love them. They are more expensive than I'm used to paying but they are soooooo worth it. I gave away all my other, poor fitting, blister causing ballerina shoes. I think I will buy another pair of these so I can have more color options. Love. Love. Love these shoes. (Posted on 11/23/16)
waited by the mailbox! Review by Tim
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I couldn't be happier with these ballerines
As a male with many pairs of ballet flats I think these are my favorites! The elves were very helpful and always a pleasure to talk to. I also own a pair of run-amocs. (Posted on 11/15/16)
Perfect for my neuroma Review by a girl
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These are the only ballet flats I can wear more than twice a week without irritating my neuroma. The toe box is wide enough to allow the foot to expand and get the "barefoot" effect. The leather is so soft it and does not bother my bunion either. These work better for me than the Vivobarefoot flats which tend to have a narrower toe box. (Posted on 8/27/16)
I love these! Review by Rachel S.
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I have needed a pair of comfortable ballet flats so I can be a bit more dressy while still wearing minimalist shoes. I absolutely love them! I am a true size 9 in women's shoes (8U in Soft Star shoes), so I tried the 9U because they said some people like to size up because ballet flats can be a bit snug. I ended up getting the 8U, and they have formed nicely to my feet.
Thank you for an awesome shoe! (Posted on 5/2/16)
Loving this shoe Review by KMcB
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As others have said, the heel on this shoe is slightly higher and can rub against the heel/ankle. For me, this required a break in period. However, I stuck with the shoe and so glad I did. It has become the shoe I wear every day at work and I am getting loads of compliments on them. (Posted on 4/14/15)
LOVE!!!! Review by Amy
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I love these shoes. I went crazy last year ordering them in many different colors and wore them all summer long. Comfortable and beautiful--what more could you ask for? (Posted on 3/12/15)
Happy birthday to me! Review by Naomi
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These were my birthday gift to me. I already have some Roos and some design-your-own metro Mary Janes, the latter pair was supposed to be for work. But I got the Mary Janes in the wide size, and they just look a little casual (okay...odd) for work. I felt out of place wearing them, but uncomfortable in a non-Soft Star shoe.

These flats are perfect. Very cute--they look like normal flats, and very comfortable. It is like they are softly hugging my feet.

I wear a traditional size 9 1/2 to 10, and I got the 9U, which fits perfectly.

Thanks again, Soft Star. (Posted on 1/9/15)
I adore them Review by Claire
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These shoes are, hands down, my best ever online purchase. I don't ever want to take them off! I've logged in today to buy another pair…or two. I'm a size 38 and the 7 fits just right. Although some might like a slightly smaller size, I like that it leaves room for my toes to spread. I can walk all day in these without pain. I wore them exclusively over a hot and humid long weekend in Sydney and they don't smell and didn't get sweaty either. Love them. (Posted on 10/28/14)
Amazing Review by Kara
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I have never owned comfortable flats. Either the toes pinch or the heels rub but I have worn these for hours from day one and they have been nothing but a dream. I could have gotten a half size smaller I realize now, but they still never slip off my heel. I've had them for 5 months and they look just as nice as the day I got them. They are just slightly dressy and make a great addition to most outfits. Looking forward to buying more soft stars, I've already got my kids in them! (Posted on 9/2/14)
Wonderful! So comfortable. Review by miscellane
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I bought these shoes to wear to a wedding, and was a bit nervous about having them sent so far (Australia) without having first tried them on. The email elves were very patient and helpful, and they were right - the shoes fit perfectly when I took their advice! I wear womens size 8 and the 6U was exactly right. I have a morton's neuroma and wide feet so I ordered the wide width. While I wish the shoe was a little wider, I think it will stretch with time, and anyway it was wide enough to fit my hobbit like foot plus Correct Toes. I like how the toe is reinforced with an extra piece of leather inside.
I can't get over how comfortable the heel box is, and how well they stay on my feet without being too tight! (Posted on 7/23/14)
Beautiful and Amazingly Comfortable Review by Suzie
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This is my first pair of Soft Star shoes and I love them! The size was perfect and they look really cute. I've been wearing them with everything. The color is a little less silver and a little more gold hued than I expected but I like it and can't wait to buy other colors! (Posted on 6/26/14)
Perfect! Review by justme
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I needed a fancy shoe for 2 weddings and these fit the bill perfectly! They also look great with jeans. I ordered the same size as my Ramblers and Phoenix boots. They stay on my feet (I was concerned about this) and are not too tight. The elves were fantastic and shipping was super speedy! (Posted on 3/24/14)

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Unsure about your size? Our printable guide will help you find the best fit for your feet! Just click the button below to print the guide and follow the instructions on the page (if you don't have access to a printer then scroll down for another option).

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Want more details? Check out this video for visual step-by-step instructions:

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You can still measure feet using the method below (also shown in our sizing videos). You can then scroll down and see where your measurements fall on our sizing charts to find the recommended shoe size. All you need is a book, a tape measure and a wall.

Note: we no longer recommend tracing your feet because it usually gives a larger measurement than the method described below. Our sizing charts work in accordance with the following method.

To measure your feet:

  1. 1. Remove shoes and socks and place the bare foot so that the heel is barely touching a wall.
  2. 2. Place a book in on the floor, parallel to the wall, so that it is barely touching the front of the longest toe.
  3. 3. Step away carefully and measure the distance from the book to the wall.
  4. 4. Scroll down and look for this measurement on the sizing charts below to find the recommended shoe size.

     

Once you find your length measurement, you can use table below to best find your corresponding size.

 

Wide/Narrow: Trouble deciding your width? Our best recommendation is to order a wide or narrow only if you have found you need those custom widths in other brands for your feet to be comfortable. If you have never found you needed wide or narrow shoes before then we suggest sticking with our regular width.

Style notes:

If you find yourself between two shoe sizes, we recommend ordering the larger size. This is especially true of our adult Phoenix Boots, Portlanders and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.

Care Tips for Full Grain Leather Shoes

WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE:

Soft Star Shoes are made from eco-friendly leathers tanned in the USA. Leather is a natural product and some variation in texture and hide markings is to be expected. Because we use leather colored with non-toxic food grade dyes, there will likely be some initial color transfer to your socks or skin if your shoes become damp. This will decrease with use, but we don't recommend wearing your new Soft Stars with your favorite white socks the first time you take them for a spin. 

 

If your shoes are a little snug at first in the toe box area, you can gently stretch them by stuffing the toe box with a dry cloth. Push the cloth tightly into the front of the shoe and let sit stuffed overnight to stretch. Do not use a damp cloth as the water can stain the leather or innersole of some leather types, rendering it non-returnable.

 

MAINTENANCE:

Most full grain leather we use is naturally water resistant, but our special vegetable-tanned leather (available only by custom selection on some of our design-your-own shoes) is a "naked" leather and will stain from water alone. You can clean shoes as needed with water dampened cloth and let air dry, but please note if you do this on vegetable-tanned leather then you will need to wet/stain the entire shoe to avoid water marks. Condition the leather as often as desired with any quality leather dressing, but be careful to keep it away from the edges of your rubber soles. Do not use mink oil on your shoes, as it can degrade the adhesion on bonded soles and cause the sole to separate from your shoe over time. We highly recommend Bee Natural Amore for general conditioning or Rain & Snow on leather for enhanced water resistance. The color on shiny metallic shoes will eventually patina with use into an antique wear look, which can be accelerated with repeated use to water and high wear (e.g. scuffing toes).

 

WASHING:

We do not recommend frequent washing of any leather product as it strips the leather of it's natural oils and tends to dry stiffer. For all of our leathers (except vegetable-tanned) you can clean by hand with a damp cloth, or if needed you can hand wash your leather shoes using a gentle shampoo and cool water. Let them air dry. Do not attempt to dry your shoes by exposing them to high heat, such as a clothes dryer, a hair dryer or by leaving them on a radiator or next to a fire. Doing so may damage leather or rubber soles.

 

We are often asked if our shoes can be washed in a washing machine. While not recommended as a normal course of action, when in dire straits the Elves have been known to toss a pair of shoes in the machine and generally have had good results. Just don't mix them with any other item because of color bleeding. Shoes with sheepskin can take 3-4 days to air dry if fully submerged in water, but you can speed up the drying by stuffing with old newspapers and replacing the paper twice a day.

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