Courtesy of Blake Brody
We caught on to Blake Brody’s simple, functional in-studio footwear (from $100) back in 2012, excited to find an alternative to going barefoot or wearing socks in Pilates, yoga and other studio classes. Now the brand has taken to the streets with a chic line of ballet flats (from $275) that prioritizes the good of your feet.
Designed in partnership with podiatrist Louis Galli, who tends to the Rockettes, the shoes have full support in the back (something many ballet flats lack completely), which allows the entire foot to hit the pavement versus just the heel. Raised curves in the sole provide stability, which in turn promotes overall body alignment while striding along. Vegan, antimicrobial and moisture-wicking, the flats come in a variety of styles including a spring-friendly nude or sapphire lizard print (pictured above) and a neoprene version for rainy days. Bottom line? Sometimes it’s nice to have a shoe that works for you, not against you. blakebrody.com.