Shoes: Yosi Samra Fold-up Ballet Flats

by Sasha Wilkins on July 4, 2013 · 5 comments

YOSI SAMRA BALLET FLATS

Fold up ballet flats have been around for a while, and I was an instant convert to the idea that I could carry around a tiny pair of shoes for when the pain of heels got too much. They were especially useful in Manhattan, where I often walked  a couple of miles home from dinner engagements.

Only problem that I found was that some of the folding shoe options were so flimsy that I may have well as been walking on paper soles. But neither did I want to tote around heavy flats or trainers, which look wrong with a smart frock and require an extra shoe bag.

When I was given these Yosi Samra versions I was impressed. Once on, they don’t look like temporary shoes, like so many do, and they are suprisingly comfortable. And because they have an elasticated band, they stay on your feet – which is handy if you are a half size like me.

YOSI SAMRA BALLET FLATS

YOSI SAMRA BALLET FLATS

YOSI SAMRA BALLET FLATS

Yosi grew up in his father’s factory, spending countless hours with him and absorbing the  art of shoemaking; he launched his Los Angeles-based eponymous line in 2009. The flats are available in lots of leathers, satins, patents, suedes, and prints, and a multitude of colours.

I used them at Ascot this year: it’s a ten minute walk from the train station and, after the year when I nearly missed my BBC broadcast slot because my car was stuck in the endless traffic queues, I always take the train. But walking uphill to the racecourse in four inch heels is just not an option, so thank goodness for these discreet but pretty options.

YOSI SAMRA BALLET FLATS

Yosi Samra Fold-up Ballet Flats £50.54 | $75.00

(The bag is my Love Moschino Navy Flap Over Bag)

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Claire (The Beauty Scoop) July 4, 2013 at 02:47

I have some from Dune that have a proper sole on them and look good, they were only about £20 too. x

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Melinda July 4, 2013 at 23:49

Have been looking into ‘non-sneaker’ options like this. Especially appreciate the elastic. Thanks for another good rec, LLG.

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Ana bram July 6, 2013 at 06:30

Where I can by yosi samra ballet flats in London
Thanks

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Ingy September 28, 2013 at 00:29

Where can I buy yosi samra flats in London ?

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Lisa January 3, 2014 at 07:59

Store in London where I can buy yosi samra flats? Thanx

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