I Wasn’t a Ballet Flat Fan Until French Girls Introduced Me to This Elevated Version

Ever on the hunt for fresh shoe trends that offer a polished silhouette and a comfortable stride, the season’s newest offering has been on my mind since the moment I laid eyes on it.

A new staple in my daily shoe rotation, heeled ballet pumps have just become a wardrobe non-negotiable of mine. Offering all of the comfort of a classic ballet flat—with the added sophistication of a small heel addition, the heeled ballet pump trend is the sleekest shoe trend entering circulation.

Influencer styles heeled ballet pumps.

Already a favourite of the French fashion set’s, heeled ballet pumps are loved throughout the spring/summer months for their light coverage and cushioned support. With more structure than a typical ballet flat, heeled ballet pumps offer a neater way of styling the trend whilst allowing you to pair the covetable silhouette with full-length trousers or dresses—without having them sweep the floor.

Whist the trend remains fairly fresh on the scene, plenty of our favourite high street and designer brands have already mastered their versions. From French-girl favourite Rouge’s butter yellow style, to & Other Storie’s supple leather pair, designers are backing this blossoming shoe trend for spring 2024.

Influencer wears heeled ballet pumps.

To get your wardrobe one stop closer to French-girl perfection, read on to discover our edit of the best heeled ballet pumps to buy now.