Happy Hump Day, y’all!
I just realized that today is the 10 year anniversary of Michael popping the question to me at the beach during a beautiful spring sunset on Sullivan’s Island. TEN YEARS!!! It legit feels like it was just yesterday. For those not familiar with Sullivan’s Island, it’s one of the quaint little barrier islands here in the Charleston area. Definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in town:)
Now on to some fashion chat….
Hopefully you all have noticed by now that I am extremely selective when it comes to working with brands and businesses, so I cannot tell you how absolutely THRILLED I am to have the opportunity to partner with one of my favorite brands on the planet — Aerosoles! Truly a blogging dream come true for me to be able to work with a brand that has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember.
The first pair of Aerosoles I remember buying myself were some classic pointy-toed stilettos that had a gorgeous bronzy, slightly metallic finish. I had bought them when I landed my first office job after graduating college back in 2004. I’m a pretty determined person when it comes to wearing heels or wedges whenever possible, and I immediately fell in love with the brand as soon as I tried on those stilettos and realized just how comfortable heels could actually be with the help of some thoughtful craftsmanship.
While I’m obsessed with the little extra height I get while wearing heels (I mean, at 5’3″, every little bit helps;)), there are some occasions when heels just aren’t practical. Sightseeing in New York City a couple weeks ago being one such occasion, and these Aerosoles ballet flats, which are appropriately named the “Homerun” were exactly that during my trip — a total Home Run (get it?? I’m soooOOO clever haha;))
There were eight of us on our NYC girls’ trip, and with all the walking we did, flats were definitely the style of choice for all of us during the majority of our stay. This trip was my first chance to really put these Homerun ballet flats to the test.
A few of my friends had invested in pricey flats from other brands that were marketed for comfort, and ironically they had tons of issues with their shoes (blisters on their toes and cuts on their heels from the other brands’ flats. You could find me crouching down on the busy sidewalks of NYC to help my friends put bandaids on their feet), meanwhile my feet thankfully remained totally unscathed in my Aerosoles.:)
What makes these flats so comfortable is the padded insole and comfort foam footbed. It’s almost like a mini hug for your feet. Plus they’re really flexible, so they move with your feet, rather than rub against your foot movement. I think their flexibility is a big reason I was able to avoid any issues with my feet during their test run in NYC.
Also, the rubber sole isn’t bulky, but the Aerosoles signature diamond flex technology still provides significant cushion upon impact, rather than leaving you feeling like you’re walking barefoot on concrete, which is another issue my friends ran into with other brands of flats during our girls’ trip.
The Homerun ballet flat comes in six beautiful colors that are perfect for spring, and they often introduce new colors as the seasons change. They’re also available in wide width, which is sometimes difficult to come by in other brands. I used to need the wide width before I had my bilateral foot surgery a couple years ago, and it was so helpful to have this option in such stylish shoes.
I feel like ballet flats will continue to be a classic wardrobe staple well into the future, if not forever. And honestly, why wouldn’t they be?? They’re perfect for every season, AND they can literally be worn with everything — from shorts to wedding gowns, the possibilities are truly endless;)
I’m so glad Aerosoles has embraced this timeless style and took to the next level with the comfort factor.
HUGE thank you to Aerosoles for sponsoring this post and recognizing my sincerest appreciation for the brand with this partnership:)
So tell me, what’s your favorite way to style your ballet flats?