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Beautiful ballet flats: back in style for 2022

Updated by Janine

Building on their 2021 resurgence, ballet flats are back for 2022 along with other 90s and early 2000s fashion trends. This is great news for larger shoe sizes: minimal ballet pumps with a rounded toe work wonders to flatter big feet. Plus, they're a versatile wardrobe staple for tall women who prefer wearing flats.

This season's colors are green and blue, with bright pink and orange also en vogue. For a more understated look, fresh white or soft cream shoes are also trending. These natural shades are an easy way to brighten up your look without stepping too far from your neutrals comfort zone.

With ballet pumps back on the runways, luxury materials and embellishments have transformed these simple shoes into so much more. If you're shopping for designer ballet flats as an investment piece, timeless neutral flats or two tone Chanel inspired looks never go out of style.

Here's a round-up of 10 pretty ballet flats for SS22, all available in size 11 US (9 UK) with many going up to size 12 or 13 US (10-11 UK).

Comfortable ballet flats in sizes 11 & 12 US (9-10.5 UK, 43-45 EU)

Love the look of ballet flats, but just don't find them comfortable? Ballerina pumps with a heel can be much easier to wear. For the most comfort, look for ballet flats with arch support or comfort insoles. You'll pay a bit extra for flats with comfort technology, but cute shoes you can walk all day in are the holy grail.

Ballet flats with a bow in size 9 UK (11 US)

Narrow fit up to 9 uk, 11 us, 43 eu

Get the look of a classic ultra slim ballet flat with modern comfort tech. These Allegro flats have Fitflop's unique Dynamicush high rebound cushioned insoles which are best suited for narrow widths. I've size 43 Fitflop sneakers & boots myself and find them comfy underfoot, so these are worth a try if you want a slim ballet pump for walking in. With warm rose & silver shades new in for 2022, they also come in black, navy and beige.

£85 at Fitflop →
Fitflop ship to UK, Europe, US & Canada with all taxes included

Wedge heel ballet flats in size 11 & 12 US

Up to size 12 us (10 uk)

New in for 2022, these Soul Idea ballet flats with arch support have a memory foam insole. If you find classic ballet pumps too flat, the 1 inch gentle wedge heel could really help. The almond shaped toe flatters big feet and they come a bit higher up the foot if you prefer more coverage. This chic porcelain cream shade is bang on trend, and they also come in a warmer blush, classic black and a bright mustard yellow.

$79.99 at Naturalizer →
Naturalizer ship to most of world with all taxes included at checkout.

Dressy ballet flats in size 11 and 12 US

Up to size 12 us, medium & wide fit

The statement gold hardware makes these ballet pumps a bit special & really sets off this on trend white. With a 3/4 inch low heel & Aerosoles' special cushioned footbed and flexible sole, these flats are made for walking and get good reviews. Preorder these Big Bet flats in 9 colorways to ship later in February, including brights, neutrals, textures and snake print.

$89 at Aerosoles →
Aerosoles ship worldwide but it's expensive outside North America

Comfy ballet flats in size 43-45

Up to size 45 eu, 10.5 uk, 12.5 us

Lucy created the Sloafer which combines a classic ballet flat with a comfy sneaker sole. Genius! She recently expanded the range to size 45, with 2 styles (Alicia in black & Angelina in leopard) available in limited numbers to gauge demand. She hopes to add size 46 too. So if you would be interested in large size Sloafers, let her know.

£129 at Sloafer →
Sloafer ship worldwide from UK

Casual ballet flats in sizes 11-14 US (9-12 UK)

Casual ballet flats are often quite affordable and a great easy wear slip on style that looks so much smarter than sneakers. What's not to love?

Knit ballet flats in size 11-13 WW

Up to 13 us extra wide fit

These stretch knit extra wide ballet flats have an extra cushioned footbed. In classic black, they'll go with everything for an easy wear, effortless look. They also come in camo print.

$45.50 full price at Torrid →
Frequent promos online. Shop instore or online in USA & Canada.

Amazon ballet flats in size 11-15 US

Up to 15 us (13 uk), medium and wide fit

The affordable Amazon Essentials range has ballet flats in a whole rainbow of colors, including this on trend bright pink. You can't beat the price and they get good customer reviews overall too. Some advise to go a size up though. With free returns, plus try before you buy if you have prime, you can try multiple sizes risk free.

Check Price on Amazon →
In US & UK, get free fast shipping & returns with Prime (free trial)

Dressy ballet flats in sizes 9-11 UK (11-13 US)

Two tone slingback ballet flats in size 9-11 UK (11-13 US)

Up to size 11 uk/13 us, medium & wide fit

A Chanel dupe at a great price, these timeless nude and black 2 tone slingbacks will work with any outfit. A different colour toe flatters longer feet by breaking it up too. ASOS stocks change fast, but as of 9 Feb they also come in gold, silver glitter & black combos. Some colorways also come in wide fit.

£18 / $30 at ASOS →
Asos ship worldwide. No customs charges for US & free returns for many countries.

Mary jane ballet flats in size 9 UK

Up to size 9 uk / 11 us / 42 eu

I love the look of these two tone Fionnuala ballet flats with crystal embellished straps - très chic. If you're wary of pointed toes highlighting your foot length, the double strap detail should help balance that out. There's an all black version as well as this winning black/nude combo.

£39 at Office →
Office ship to most of world from UK but expensive apart from certain European countries

Designer ballet flats in size 43-45 (11-13 US)

If you're looking to invest in a pair of luxury ballet flats, you can't go wrong with neutrals. Chanel inspired two tone shoes or design details like the classic front bow all help minimise big feet and never date. A pair of high quality ballet flats should last for years as a versatile wardrobe staple.

Luxury ballet flats in sizes 43-45 EU

German store Horsch have lots of dressy ballet flats in large sizes from designer brands including Pretty Ballerinas and Kennel & Schmenger. These cute leather flats with flowers on the front caught my eye - so pretty. Easy to dress up or down, they would even make a lovely wedding shoe. Horsch have a wide range of ballet flats from timeless neutrals to show stopping prints, with select styles in size 46 too.

€199.99 at Horsch →
Horsch ship worldwide from Germany

Luxury quilted ballet flats in size 42-45 (up to 13.5 US)

Up to 45 eu, 11 uk, 13.5 us

These luxury leather ballet pumps from Brunate are made in Italy & also come in half sizes which is unusual. They're an investment piece, but the quilted monochrome look is timeless. With a neat 2cm heel, these versatile flats will take you anywhere season after season. Crispins also stock designer ballet flats from other brands including Pretty Ballerinas and Kennel & Schmenger. A couple of their own exclusive Crispins styles go up to size 46 too.

£200 at Crispins Shoes →
Crispins ship worldwide from UK with all taxes paid for EU orders

AGL toe cap ballet flats up to size 12.5 US

Up to 12-12.5 us

These AGL ballet flats handcrafted from glove like leather in Italy get rave reviews. Many have bought several pairs over the years & say they're beyond compare & last a long time. The only complaint seems to be that they run small. They go up to size 13 US, including half sizes which is unusual. Nordstrom advise going 1/2 size up, but some need a full size bigger. So they might only fit to size 12. They come in more than 10 colorways & the elegant buckle detail makes them even more special. If they're outside your budget (mine too!) keep an eye out for Nordstrom sales.

$320-$335 at Nordstrom →
Shop in-store or online in US and Canada. Ships worldwide with all taxes included at checkout.

I hope this round-up helps you find some pretty ballet flats. Find lots more stores selling flat shoes in large sizes near you here. Plus if you're in the US, you can browse ballet flats in your size from multiple stores here.

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