10 Ballet Flats We’ll Be Wearing All Summer Long

start your season off on the right foot

We hate to say it, but the 2010’s are really back. While most of us who lived through the era can consensually agree that we never wanted to see 2010 trends come back into style, fashion is undeniably cyclical and it was only a matter of time before the decade that was known for rainbow-colored skinny jeans, V-necks, and Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita booties would make a nostalgia-based resurgence powered by Gen-Z. But of all the fugly fashion trends that defined that era (jeggings instantly come to mind), we are actually lowkey excited that ballet flats are having a major moment right now. Spotted on the runways of Dior, Chanel, and Miu Miu, and sported by celebrities like Bella Hadid, the ballet pump is shaping up to be the hottest footwear item of the season and it’s easy to see why. Whether they’re strappy and satin-finished like Miu Miu’s cult pair, square-toed like Sandy Liang’s covetable flats, or adorned with crystals a la Alaïa, the versatile shoe is timeless and can practically be worn with anything in addition to being ultra-cozy without compromising on style.

From Valentino to Margiela, below, 10 super chic ballet flats to slip into this summer.

Miu Miu

Satin Ballerinas, $980
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Black Studded Ballerina Flats, $943
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Rockstud Satin Ballerinas, $1020
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Wide Welt Buckled Ballerina Shoes, $521
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Maison Margiela

Tabi Split-Toe Leather Ballet Flats, $731
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Jil Sander

Leather Ballet Flats, $579
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House of Ballerinas

Louise Ballet Flat, $145
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Crystal Embellished Ballet Flats, $730
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Sandy Liang

Mary Jane Pointe Shoe in Ballet Satin, $495
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Simone Rocha

Pleated Leather Ballerina Flats, $320
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