Top 5 Ballet-Flat Brands for the Wide-Footed Woman

Part of being a larger girl is having slightly wider feet. For me, finding flats that fit my wide feet and are comfortable for a full day of work can be a challenge. After years of searching, I have found five brands that work well and have become my go-to.

1. Salvatore Ferragamo (average price $425): These are the priciest of the bunch but could not be more amazing. They come in wide and extra-wide widths and in a plethora of colors and textures. With great arch support, comfortable full leather upper and sole, these shoes are workhorses for the office.

2. Attilio Giusti Leombruni (AGL) (average price $350): If you walk into a department store and ask for the most comfortable flat they own, chances are this is what they will bring you. Virtually no break-in time, buttery soft leather and cushioned soles make these my favorite flat on the market.

3. Halogen (average price $60 on sale): Cheap one-season flats that come in so many cute colors and textures for the season. I opt for the fully stretch ones as pictured above and they mold around my feet for no blistering.

4. J.Crew Leather (non-patent) (average price $125): J.Crew flats are great, but take some time to break in. I only buy the leather or metallic ones and never opt for the patent leather. The latter is too stiff and does not break in as well, making them more uncomfortable. Once these do wear in they are great for the office, though keep in mind they did only last me one full season.

5. Bloch (average price $100): These flats are produced by the world’s largest ballet shoe manufacturer (we are talking real ballet point shoes). They specialize in comfort and support and as they are newer to the everyday shoe market, they always have great deals.

I would love to hear what your most comfortable flat brands are!

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  • Jacquelyn Graef

    None of these are affordable. At. All. $60? Cheap? Really?

  • Gina France

    The Sam Edelman Felicia flats are my fav…it took me the longest time to find the perfect flat!

    • Ivan

      Despite being a young man and having very sensitive the top of my feet (that’s what I love to wear flats), I completely agree with Gina, SE Felicia not only are cute, they are super comfy , affordable and they have lots of beautiful colors to choose. I have 10 pairs and along the Tory Burch minnie travel flats are my everyday shoes !

  • Jacquie

    I agree these shoes may be a bit pricey BUT if its a good investment and you plan on wearing them ALOT…well then GO FOR IT! YOLO

  • Brian

    Great post. Wearing cute flats shouldn’t be limited to people with narrow feet and designers like the ones you mentioned are realizing that. By doing so these designers also increase their market size and therefore $$$. But what they are really doing is making cute flats for all the women and men with wider feet. I have become a slave to Tory Burch flats. Her Reva flats, the Caroline flats and the Eddie flats are my favourite Tory Burch styles. I don’t think you can put a price on cute comfy flats. Great post, thanks for sharing.

  • Jennie

    For my slightly wider feet, I LOVE my Audrey Brooke Kristin Ballet flats from DSW. I wear them out quickly, so at around $60 a pair, I find that buying more than one set is do-able. Thanks for your advice on the flats!

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