porselli black leather ballet flats
porselli black leather ballet flats

Porselli black leather ballet flats

I know I’ve always said that I’m a loafer girl through and through, but you know what? I think ballet slippers are starting to grow on me. It all started with this post, by the effervescent Hannah-Rose Yee. Her words, describing this shoe, made it seem almost magical; a story told with so much presence that it’s since lingered in my mind.

So I thought, what is the harm, really, in trying once again. And so I did. And you know what? I haven’t looked back since.

If you’re looking to add a pair of your own to your shoe collection, I picked mine up from Pierotucci. My Chameleon also has a great selection, if you’re looking for a stockist a little closer to home. If Porselli’s seem a little too delicate for you, you’ll find a few of my other ballet flat picks below.

PS. I finally got around to creating an ask.fm account, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me here.


  1. Theresa October 3, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Those seem so light weight and comfy. Cool that you decided to give them a try. πŸ™‚


  2. Sue October 3, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    I got a little obsessive trying to hunt down the damson version earlier on in the year but they sold out. They have them back in again on Toast with a beautiful selection of other colours.

    How do you find them for everyday wear? Is there any cushioning? Do you think they were worth it? Do they live up to the hype? Questions, questions!

    • jamie-lee October 4, 2013 / 9:10 am

      Well, I think I’ve been a little more careful with these than I would like to admit. The leather seems very sturdy, and like it could stand up to being beaten around a bit. The sole is soft, and there isn’t much support, but I’ve found them to be incredibly comfortable. They require no breaking in either.

      I think they were worth it, the style is flattering, and they don’t hurt my feet, which is always huge for me considering the unfortunate bump on the inside of my left foot (thank you school shoes).

      Why not buy a pair and return them if they aren’t for you?

  3. a October 3, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    These look really nice! I’m a Repetto girl myself though. People seem to commit to one or the other.

  4. Melissa October 5, 2013 / 3:13 am

    Yes I’ve been contemplating a pair of Repetto/ Porselli ever since Hannah posted about them but I’m concerned about how delicate/ flimsy they look. I’m a flats girl so I’d wear them to death. I’d hate to spend $200 on a pair of shoes that won’t last very long. Let me know how you go with them in the long run. I’m sure they’re a dream to wear πŸ™‚

    • jamie-lee October 5, 2013 / 10:12 am

      Will do – they’re surprisingly sturdy for a pair of shoes which don’t look it! I think I’ll probably get a lot of wear out of them this summer so would be good to revisit how they fare in January!

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