Due to back problems, I can’t be sloppy with my shoe choices. In addition, I have to work twice as hard to find options that match my tastes. Thankfully, my journey as a shoe aficionado is more than a quest for style; it’s a quest for fashion. It’s a dedication to the belief that comfort and elegance can coexist – just like strappy ballet flats. I will always be a fashion girl at heart. What this means to you is that I am a knowledgeable individual when it comes to practical and trendy footwear. While they may be rare, they are there if you know where to look.

Based on my own experience, I’ve carefully assembled this collection of flats, seeking a delicate balance between support and style. After experiencing uncomfortable shoes firsthand, I chose each pair based on three criteria: comfort, durability, and style. (After all, we don’t want to stray too far from each season’s trends.) Find 15 great pairs of lace-up ballet flats to add to your cart now.

Vivaia Square Toe Mary Jane Shoes

I own these and I love them. I wear them multiple times a week. I can’t find a more comfortable day and night shoe. In my opinion, these are a must have.

Size: 5-11

Color: 15 options

Material: recycled knit

Margot Demijan.

The Demi Jane is a practical and stylish choice. With its stylish mesh material, adjustable straps and extended size, it’s an easy choice.

Size: 3-14

Colors: Black, Rose

Material: mesh, leather

Birdie Hummingbird

I always love shoes made from denim. It’s stylish, casual and reminiscent of American style.

Size: 5-12

Color: 7 choices

Material: denim

Jeffrey Campbell Dancerina Ballet Flats

This classic silhouette from Jeffrey Campbell is a timeless choice for any shopper. Its versatility makes it easy to pair with almost any outfit, whether you’re formal or casual.

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: 9 options

Material: synthetic fiber, leather

Steve Madden Garson Mary Jane Open Heel Shoes

I love the Steve Madden style peep-toe wedge. It’s like a deconstructed ballet flat in the coolest way.

Size: 5.5-11

Colors: Black, Silver, Cream, Red

Material: leather, synthetic fiber

Miu Miu satin bow ballet flats

This is another pair I own and love. They are true compliment magnets and surprisingly comfortable – definitely worth the splurge.

Size: 6-10

Colors: black, light pink

Material: leather, textile

Chinese Laundry Audrey Ballet Flats

Add femininity and sexy elegance to your closet by choosing this most iconic ballet style flat. It’s a versatile choice that can easily elevate both casual and formal outfits.

Size: 5-11

Colors: blush, black, blue, gold, red, lavender

Material: Leather

Customer Review: “Love the Mary Jane shoes, they are great and go with anything.”

Molozoey Bow Spaghetti Mesh Ballet Flats

‘Tis the season for mesh – with a little chunky heel …… and straps while I’m at it.

Size: 5-12

Color: black, white, red, nude, silver

Material: mesh, rubber

Customer Review: “Love these shoes. Comfortable and cute and fit perfectly. Wore them the next day.”

Molozoey Ballet Flats

Halfway through writing this, I went to Amazon and bought these for myself.

Size: 5-12

Color: red, black, black/gold, red/silver, white

Material: leather, rubber

Customer Reviews: “These are very pretty and sophisticated shoes. They are very cute and I really like the way they look, just like the picture. I plan to buy another pair.”

Loeffler Randall Leonie Crochet Raffia Ballet Flats

You need these shoes for summer; it really is that simple.

Size: 5-12

Color: black, brown, red

Material: textile

Sam Edelman Michaela Mary Jane Flats

Timeless Mary Jane adds sophistication to any outfit, and the Sam Edelman brand ensures quality craftsmanship and durability.

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: 11 options

Material: leather

Customer Reviews: ‘I was looking for a pair of black flats that could be worn for both work and casual occasions, and these Sam Edelman shoes fit the bill. The leather is very soft with a matte black finish.”

M. Gemi Anastasia

Add a bold element to your footwear collection by choosing these studded flats.

Sizes: 5-12

Colors: Black, Light Blue, Ballerina Pink

Material: Italian satin, leather

Customer Reviews: “Comfortable, cute and stylish! I can’t usually wear flats, but these have plenty of arch support. Might need another color!”

Jeffrey Campbell Choreo Ballet Flats

This chic style blends modern style with classic elegance. This option balances a feminine ballerina style with edgy biker straps that offer a fresh perspective.

Size: 5-11

Colors: natural satin/black, blue satin/blue patent leather

Materials: leather and fabric upper, synthetic lining and sole

Reformation Bethany Ballet Flats

Reformation creates the best classics – and this apartment is just that. I especially love the wide straps and large buckle.

Sizes: 5-11

Colors: 10 to choose from

Material: leather

Coach Amelia Marie Jane

Whether you’re strolling the city streets or attending a chic soiree, make a statement with these metallic Coach flats.

Size: 5-11

Colors: silver, black, chalk, light pink

Material: leather

Customer Reviews: “The shoes are very pretty.”