I first fell for ballet boots when I saw them in John Willie’s Bizarre. (Which I proudly own.) Recently I acquired a pair of my own. I have owned a lot of outlandishly beautiful heels in my day, but ballet boots are in a class all their own. When I have confessed to a few people that I am learning how to walk in them, they scoff, “oh those aren’t made for walking in!”
But I assure you, it is possible. Some tricks I have learned include:
- cutting 5mm off the heels
- keep your knees completely straight
- pad the toes
You can shop for ballet boots and shoes here.