Inspired by ballet shoes, ballet flats have a very thin heel or appear to have no heels at all. Ballet flats made their first appearance in the 16th century and even men sported them in medieval times. They disappeared for a while in the 17th and 18th centuries when Catherine de’ Medici and Marie Antoinette set the fashion for the day heels. These functional shoes reappeared after Marie Antoinette’s demise. Even Audrey Hepburn wore them with skinny jeans in the late 1950s.
Today, ballet flats are an essential accessory that every girl must own–they are a versatile staple that can lend themselves to work with almost any outfit, including a pencil skirt or jeans or situation from the office to dress up or causal social events. And they never seem to go out of style–with each season designers like Tory Burch just come up with more creative ways to pull off ballet flats, such as leopard fabrics, ornate detailing, satin ties and exotic animal skins. Tory Burch has taken the ballet flat and made it a must-have with the use of multiple materials like pony dyed to simulate leopard, peep toe wedges, patent cap toes and tips, 1-inch wedge heels, use of gold leather and logos that look like giant buttons.
Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats are the finishing touch to any outfit from a pants suit to short cropped jeans–they give a dressy outfit luxury and a casual outfit a kick with the gold logo detailing. The use of python camel leather is a rarity that sets the Tory Burch Reva apart from other ballet flats–it is a neutral color that will work well with many colors. Although they are the “in” shoe right now, the Reva will continue to be fashionable for years to come. And with its stellar construction, it will stand the test of time. Don’t be caught without these stylish shoes!