Lets face it, flat shoes never feel as exciting to put on as heels. Nor do they feel as exciting to buy. Given - Every time you choose to wear heels over flats, the amount of fun you are capable of having, no matter the circumstance, is elevated.
However, the more I wear my ballet flats the more I love them - Well, don't hate them as much. They scream girly and you can wear them most everywhere. I recently purchased the above bag from Ralph Lauren and it is small/cute mini bucket. The shoes are Talbots' from a few seasons ago and match perfectly. A great casual look with jeans and a white top or tee-shirt. My people watching has taught me that at the mall this is a every day look along with the official shoe of Florida - the flip-flop. I love heels and am not abandoning them for dress and events, but for walking the mall and travel, ballet flats are a foot saver.
Do a Google search for "men wearing ballet flats" - Amazing.... It is interesting all the photos and articles that discuss men and ballet flats. Below is a good sample. Let's start a trend!
I Am Young Man And I Love To Wear Flats And Here Is My Story:
"Clothes and hobbies don´t determine your sexual preference"
I am straight guy in my late 30´s and love to wear flats. I find them very practical and versatile shoes, easy to slip on-off , not expensive, great option for guys with small feet like me, and there is a huge variety of colors, styles and shapes.
My first experience wearing flats was at the age of 14. I was living with my aunt, a attractive young woman in her mid-30´s. She always wore flats with skirts or capris. I always watched how she dangled her flats under the table and when watching TV. I love how comfy and easy to slip off her flats were. So one day that she was out of home, I went straight to her room and I opened her closet. l grabbed a cute pair of well worn light blue bow flats (the brand was Crayons) and I took off my flip flops and slip on in her flats... what amazing feeling..like an ******, I feel happy, comfortable and free. I wore them during all the day. When my aunt was out home I did it again, and again.
See also this site and an interview with a man that wears ballet flats.
Tory Burch Ballet Flats. Photo Credit: Brian Davis, Calgary, Alberta