Tod’s New La Scala Flat

James T. Murray

Tod’s partners with the famed Italian opera house to create a new kind of ballet slipper.

In a fusion of Italian art and craftsmanship, Tod’s has designed a ballet slipper inspired by those worn by the performers at La Scala, the famed Milanese opera house. The Ballerina La Scala shoe is made of buttery suede, hand-sewn with wide satin ribbons and completed with the rubber-pebble sole that has been a Tod’s trademark since the release of its iconic Gommino driving loafer, 32 years ago. A simple silhouette, meticulous construction and sumptuous materials transform this shoe from a run-of-the-mill ballet flat into something, well, to dance about.

Handmade by Tod’s artisans, the Ballerina La Scala comes in a variety of colors. From $575; tods.com.

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