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Canvas CitySlips Foldable Ballet Flats

One of this city’s greatest enigmas is the ability of some (present company not included) to trot through their days in skyscraper-high heels without pain (or any sprained ankles for that matter). For the majority of us who don’t actually know how to treat the street as a catwalk, achey toes, strains and sprains come as par for the very-hard-concrete course.
Enter CitySlips. CitySlips founders Katie Shea and Susie Levitt met at NYU, where they shared a vision and pursued a business venture, whilst also earning their degrees. Shea and Levitt strive to make fashion functional, and include in their signature collection Canvas CitySlips Foldable Ballet Flats.
These flats are light to carry and may easily be stored for immediate access. And it’s not just the ‘slips that follow fashion, as they come in a bag of matching canvas fabric that can double as a clutch.

Though they are far closer to the ground and offer significant comfort for the toes, the placement of padding on the sole is a bit awkward. That said, these slips are certainly in line with the popular flats out in the current springtime market. They’re also sure to get you home much faster than your stilettos, so if you do don a pair, it will be that much faster until you can indulge yourself in real comfort: your actual slipper.

–  Jessica Stein

From our friends at Short and Sweet NYC

Tieks: Fashionable & Comfy No-Fuss Flats!

As avid trend-watchers, we’ve seen our share of innovative footwear fads, especially when it comes to flats. We’ve spotted flats that roll at the soles, flats that fit in your pocket, and even flats dispensed out of vending machines… but whatever happened to just plain quality, cute flats that don’t do any crazy tricks other than simply stay comfortable no matter how long they’re on your feet? Introducing Tieks, unbelievably comfy designer flats that come in every color and pattern known to man that are made especially for maintaining comfort with their cushioned heel, flexible fit, and soft, top-grain leather. Okay, okay… and they also happen to have the ability fold up to fit in your purse (I guess a little trickery can’t be avoided). Yes, they cost a pretty penny (if you’re more likely to pay around the same price just for the sake of having that oversized Tory Burch logo on the toe, I understand), but if you’re constantly on a never-ending hunt for the perfect pair of wear-‘em-anywhere flats and don’t mind spending the dough, your search ends here!
- Alex Gambardella

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