I visited my local J. Crew Factory Store the other day and saw something I had never seen before-- waterproof ballet flats! These flats act like a much chicer pair of rainboots and are designed keep your feet dry during rainy days.
I wasn't sure if I liked them when I first spotted them, but they slowly grew on me. The flats are extremely lightweight, so they could easily be thrown into a bag or you could even leave a pair in your car in case of impromptu rainstorms.
J. Crew's Rainy Day Ballet Flats are so stylish-- you could get away with wearing them on sunny days, as well! I also love the openings on the side, as jelly-like shoes often need ventilation.
My only gripe is that these shoes would only work well during fairly light rainstorms. If you got caught in a heavy downpour with lots of puddles, I think you would be left feeling pretty soggy.
The flats are available in four colors and cost $58 on the J. Crew website. However, at the outlet I went to the exact same flats were on sale for under $30! I definitely recommend heading over to your local J. Crew Factory Store if you're interested in buying a pair.
I'm sure there are also lots of imitations out there-- if you see any, let me know!
So, do you love or loathe these flats? Do you think they're practical or will you just stick to rainboots?