Adult Sport Ballerine Flat - LITE Black / Zebra

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 $165.00

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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. Boldly vibrant in LITE black with a suede zebra heel and robin egg trim, 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

My favorite shoes despite slightly unreliable sizing Review by Cynthia
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I have several Sport Ballerine Flats and find them to be very comfortable stylish shoes. The only issue I have is that the fit of the shoes out of the box can vary. My first pair´s fit was slightly loose and started showing wear on the back quite early while this pair fits more snuggly and, so far, shows no signs of wear. All my Ballerines were ordered in the same size. (Posted on 9/11/17)
Amazing Review by Steph
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They feel great, look great. I get daily complements.
Great company, great service. (Posted on 5/25/17)
comfortable and beautiful Review by Ali
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These are the most lovely and comfortable little shoes that I have ever worn. At first (like, the first 20 min.), I thought that they were going to be way too small, but then they just molded to my foot and they are my new favorites. I plan on buying another pair when this pair wears out- I have found my dressy summer flats! (Posted on 6/11/15)
I'm in love ♡♡♡ Review by Laura
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I don't know why I waited so long to get my feet in one of these! They are the best flats I have ever owned! Do your feet a favor and get a pair of ballerines already!! (Posted on 5/2/15)
Love! Review by Hege
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These shoes are the most comfy ever! Not slipping at all, but at the same time roomy. And pretty! Horribly expensive, but if they don't get ruined easily they are worth it. Am considering a pair in black as well. (Posted on 4/6/15)
Leather layout Review by Alex
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If you are going to order the perforated leather bodies, make sure you tell them you want the grain or hole pattern to run the same way on both shoes. Mine don't and it makes a big difference in the look of the shoe. I wish now i would've returned mine to get them both the same. :( Great shoe other than that. (Posted on 3/25/15)
Sweet! Review by Alex
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These are wonderful shoes, they fit beautifully and make my feet happy. Plus, they are Seahawk colours!! (Posted on 2/23/15)

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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).

Note: before you print the guide, make sure your printer settings will not shrink or scale the page. Uncheck any boxes labeled "Fit to Printable Area" and/or set scaling options to "None."

 

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

No Printer? No Problem!

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 and Rogue casual shoes, which run a bit small.

Care Tips for Full Grain (smooth) Leather Shoes

WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE:

Softstar 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 Softstars 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 or Nikwax Full Grain Waterproofing on smooth 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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