Where to buy decent ballet flat in Australia
July 6, 2012 2:05 AM Subscribe
Dowdy-shoe wearer needs advice about buying decent quality ballet flats in Australia
posted by JeanDupont to Shopping (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
After years of laboratory work requiring sensible shoes, I've recently started something new and want to wear ballet flats. I'm a university student & want to wear them with jeans and just-above-the-knee dresses.
However, since I only wear sensible shoes, I am clueless about pretty shoes.
I bought a $20 pair to see what they were like, and while I really like them, the sole is coming away from the upper after a week's wear (admittedly, it's been a week with a lot of rain). I investigated a couple of better-quality stores and see that you can pay over $100 for a pair of ballet flats.
Are more expensive ballet flats worth the extra cost? And has anyone found a brand that you can buy in Australia (or online from Australia) that lasts well while being pretty?
How much should I pay & how long can I expect them to last?