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8 Pairs Of Ballet Flats That Won't Wreck Your Feet

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11/09/2015 04:06pm ET

Heels are overrated, we know this to be true.

But just because you're wearing ballet flats does NOT mean your toes are going to be comfortable. If you can't stand (pun intended) the blisters on your toes and the raw, rubbed-out heels that come with an imperfect pair, you're not alone.

We asked a handful of HuffPost Lifestyle editors to tell us about their favorite pair of comfy flats. The result is a lineup of soft, flexible shoes -- from cheap pairs to investment pieces -- that'll truly save your sole.

A note: Two pairs of flats -- Tieks and Yosi Samras -- are amazingly comfy but don't have sturdy soles for walking long distances. We've marked them with an asterisk.

Pretty Ballerinas "Nicole" Flats, $179
Prettyballerinas.us
"They're cut nicely, so I never got blisters on my heels or around my toes." (Prettyballerinas.us)
*Tieks, $175
Tieks.com
"The material takes the shape of your feet, and they are so comfy I even wear them in my house. They fold up completely!" (Tieks.com)
Banana Republic "Abby Ballet Flat," $79
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"The elastic keeps me from getting blisters, and the insoles are padded so they're super comfy." (Bananarepublic.gap.com)
Target "Madeline Ballet Flats," $19.99
Target.com
"They're slightly padded on the bottom, making them super comfortable to commute in." (Target.com)
*Yosi Samra "Samara Soft Leather" Flats, $77
Yosisamra.com
"These legitimately feel like slippers. I had boycotted flats for being too painful, but then I discovered these! They're soft and can fold to fit in your purse." (Yosisamra.com)
Frye "Regina Ballet" Flats, $148
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"They're well-padded in the sole and snug all around the rim of the shoe, so there's no constant slippage to wear down the back of your heel. They're pricey but genuinely the most comfortable flats I've ever owned." (Thefryecompany.com)
Rockport "Total Motion Ballet" Flats, $99.99
Rockport.com
"These are basically cozy slippers masquerading as sleek ballet flats. The Adidas sport technology keeps my feet happy all day long." (Rockport.com)
Sam Edelman "Felicia" Flats, $100
Samedelman.com
"I have the worst feet ever, and these babies never fail me." (Samedelman.com)

Want to wear your flats all the time, even on a night out? Make your own pair of studded ballet flats like this:

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