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M.Gemi Ballare Review: This Ballet Flat Was Built for Travel

M. Gemi The Ballare.
M. Gemi

M. Gemi’s Ballare is a ballet flat with plenty of travel-friendly features built in⁠—like an ultra-light design, comfort straight out of the box, and plenty of support and style.

M.Gemi’s Ballare Review

Price and Where to Buy: The Ballare is available on M.Gemi’s website in a wide variety of colors for $228.

How M.Gemi’s The Ballare Rates

  • Style: 8/10. With a square toe and minimal stacked heel (just half an inch), the Ballare offers a modern take on the ballet flat style. A striped elastic band over the top adds a bit of extra flair.
  • Comfort: 10/10. The elastic strap isn’t just for style—it helps the flat stay firmly on your feet. The square toe gives your toes plenty of room, and the padded insole adds enough cushion that you can wear these on hard sidewalks all day without pain. Lined with ultra-soft leather, the Ballare can be worn straight out of the box without a painful break-in period.
  • Durability: 9/10. Handmade in Italy from leather and suede, these shoes will last for a long time if you take care of them.

Final Verdict: M.Gemi’s Ballare is the stylish, comfortable, and packable ballet flat that you’ve been looking for.

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