Simple Leather Flats: Splurge or Steal?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Maybe it's just me, but it feels like adorned leather ballet flats are getting a little overplayed. With all types of logos and details available, I'm craving a simple leather flat. But, wouldn't you know, simple isn't always so simple.

In my quest to find an unadorned leather ballet flat I've found a range of possibilities, and an even bigger range of prices. So, do we splurge on a high-end shoe, or steal a lower-priced counterpart? And, more importantly, can our highly trained fashionista eyes even tell the difference?

Leather Ballet Flats
Option 1
Leather Ballet Flats
Option 2

Both of these simple flats options are crafted from calf leather, and both are available in colors ranging from chic neutrals to Spring's most covetable brights. The biggest difference, other than the name on the label? One pair is going for $570.00, while the other will set you back a mere $138.00. Do you know which is which? Click on the photos to find out, and then let us know in the comments whether you'd splurge or steal.