4.03.2012

Tory Flats - a shoe narrative.

My story begins with the fact that I have never been a fan of ballet flats. Perhaps it is because I'm always looking for a shoe that will give me that extra inch (or 5!) or maybe because I really just never saw the point in wearing a shoe that really does absolutely nothing for your stature. As it started getting nicer out, I found myself wearing a pair of Havaianas to work in place of my comfortable but not-so-weather-appropriate boots.

Of course, immediately upon arrival to work I quickly would change into whatever heel I had stashed in my cabinet but what about those couple minutes spent getting into the building, up the escalator and riding the elevator? My flip flop attire was not cutting it and that is when it dawned on me that I actually needed a pair of flats.

Never owning a pair of flats, maybe I should have just gone for a flimsy inexpensive pair, but instead I went for a pair from the flat queen herself, Tory Burch. I fell in love with the new Aaden Ballet flat and trying them on felt like heaven.


Aaden Ballet Flat, Tory Burch

Unfortunately when they arrived and within the first ten minutes of wearing them I was limping my way to work in pain. I know some shoes (especially the Tory flats) take awhile to break in, but has anyone else had this issue that eventually goes away? If not, I am sadly going to have to let go of this gorgeous pair of shoes and be forced to go back to wearing beach attire on my way to work.  

Follow-up to come...



13 comments:

  1. thanks!
    wow! lovely shoees!!
    maybe follow each other?

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    1. yes, now following you! Follow me back?

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    2. + I changed the address of my blog and you can see my new posts but you have to one more time add me to watch:(

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  2. I have to say I love my Reva's by Tory Burch but they aren't the most comfortable. Your ballets are really cute. Bring your Havianias when your walking and when you get back to work, stick them in your purse and put your ballets back on! Problem solved and you get to keep that fabulous pair of shoes!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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    1. thanks for the advice! I'll walk around my apt a bit more and see if it is bareable!

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  3. Love these shoes, gorgeous! And your blog is adorable and so cute, just followed you!
    I´d be very happy if u have time to drop by my blog sometime as well and if you like what you see/read I´d love you to follow me back!

    Have a lovely week!

    xxx Lizzy from Fashion-BlaBla
    http://lizbeechwood.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Now following you as well :)

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  4. They are beautiful shoes what a shame they hurt so much!
    I'm forever getting blisters in pretty much all shoes I wear perhaps I have sensitive foot skin or something)!
    I tend to wear skin coloured tights or dare I say it granny 'popsocks' to reduce the rubbing when wearing ballet flats or heels!
    Hope that helps X

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    1. actually, I hate to say it but "popsocks" might solve the problem! Shh, don't tell anyone! :)

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  5. Chels these are sooo cute! I have a couple pairs of the Reva Flats and I LOVE THEM! I usually get blisters but i never did with my Revas.. and I have gigantor feet. A comfy alternative might be the Tory Reva Jelly Flats - I'm told they're heaven for your feet and they come in tons of different colors to match all of your adorable work attire. <3 B

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    1. I decided to keep them! Wore them in my post today. Yes, my feet still need to heal but happy they are finally breaking in!

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  6. This is so sweet! I will be so happy if you want to follow each other! What do u say? Kisses

    FashionSpot.ro

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    1. Hi! Now following you! Thought you would like to see my follow up post from today. I decided to keep the TB flats!

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