Above all fashion I like to be comfortable in what i'm wearing - you never know when you might need to run, jump or dance so it is always good have the correct footwear just in case. For that reason I tend to wear flat shoes more than heels. I do love the look of heels and wear them for special occasions and when i'm in the mood, but I find that I can't last that long before they start to hurt and I end up taking them off anyway; so more often than not I go straight for the flat option.
There are so many good colours and styles of flat shoe around at the moment - but my black pointed ballet flats are one of the most useful pair of shoes that I own, they have seen me from meetings to playgrounds to parties and go with everything.
Back in the day when I used to wear heels (and go out) more, I would ALWAYS take a pair of flats in my bag. I remember one Christmas my mum giving me these amazing shoes that folded in half. They were called Butterfly Twists and they were brilliant, I took them everywhere - in my handbag to nightclubs (oh so long ago!), on holiday and kept them in my desk drawer at work.
Butterfly Twists are a shoe brand that has been around since 2009, they were founded by two brothers and two friends (guys) after one of them lost a bet in which they had to spend an evening wearing high heels. He sympathised with the pain these shoes caused the women who usually wore them and spotted a gap in the market for an alternative. So without any prior knowledge in the women's footwear business the four friends set to create a company that did the opposite - make comfortable, versatile easy to wear (flat) shoes.
CHLOE shoe £35
Their shoes are defiantely comfortable - the soles are soft and squashy as are the leather and fabrics they use. All the shoes come with a little bag to carry them in plus they are flexible so are perfect for when you are travelling or stashing in your hand bag/ nappy bag when you are out and about.
They come in loads of different designs and colours and they are fairly priced. If you are looking for some easy to wear ballet pumps then defiantely check them out (they have some new leopard print ones I love).
Nothing looks better than a person having fun and if your shoes are hurting this won't be you - so my advice is always wear comfortable shoes (or at least take some with you that are!).
This post is kindly sponsored by Butterfly Twists. All thoughts and ideas are my own. My mum genuinely bought me a pair years ago that I loved!