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- MANUFACTURER: SIBBA
- MODEL NAME: MARY JANE BALLERINA BALLET FLATS YOGA EXERCISE SHOES
- STYLE: BALLET FLATS
- SIZES: 7-9
- HALF SIZES: YES
- COLORS: BLACK
- OUTER MATERIAL: VELVET
- SOLE: RUBBER SOLE
- ALSO: ADJUSTABLE STRAP ACROSS FOOT, CAN BE WORN INDOORS OR OUTDOORS
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 65%
- PRICE GUIDE: $13.99 – $64.99
- OUR RATING: 3.5 STARS OUT OF 5
Colour and Style
These shoes only come in one colour: black. However, out of all the colours, black is definitely the most universal and the easiest to match with.
It is unfortunate that they don’t come in more colours, as options are always nice to have.
These shoes are a Mary Jane style because of the strap that goes across the top of the foot. This strap instantly makes the shoe more stylish and versatile while also being quite functional.
The strap helps keep the shoe on the foot, and it is adjustable with a buckle to fit your foot perfectly.
The buckle is a bit different from typical buckles but it is easy enough to figure out. First adjust the strap to your foot with the adjustable buckle, and then clip it to the second buckle on the side.
This makes the shoes quick to slip on and off, and also secures it to your foot when you’re wearing it.
These shoes are stylish as well as comfy. They are perfect for indoor exercises such as yoga, Pilates, walking on a treadmill, and dancing. They’re called ballet flats for a reason!
The rubber sole also makes them durable for wearing outside, and because they are so stylish as well as comfortable, they make the perfect shoe for light outdoor activities such as taking a stroll, going shopping or even going to a semi-formal event.
As mentioned, the outer material of this shoe is velvet, so you probably would not want to wear these shoes in rain, as velvet is not a waterproof material.
The soles are a thick and durable rubber, so although they are flat, your feet are still raised comfortably from the ground. This means you won’t be feeing every little bump or stone under your foot.
The rubber sole is also lightweight, making these shoes very light and easy to walk in, instead of being heavy and clunky.
The tread is decent and will keep you from slipping.
Sibba is a well-known brand that manufactures tons of comfortable athletic shoes as well as shoes that are more stylish but still practical.
These shoes are available in half sizes which gives you the ability to get the perfect fit.
However, these shoes fit a bit small to size, so we’d recommend going a half or a full size up to be sure they will fit.
The adjustable strap definitely helps the shoe stay on the foot, so don’t be afraid of going half a size up from your usual size, because even if they are a tad big, the strap can be tightened and will ensure they stay on your foot.
An insole can always be added to make them fit a bit more snugly as well.
65% said these shoes fit as expected, while others said they fit slightly too small.
Most of the reviews all claim the same thing: these shoes are very comfortable!
However, seeing as they are ballet flats, the give little support to the arch of the foot. Although the thick rubber sole gives good padding, for those who need more support in the arch of the foot probably would not opt for these shoes, nor any ballet flat.
As far as ballet flats go, these will be one of the most comfortable pairs you can find.
As I mentioned earlier, these shoes can been worn indoors or outdoors for light activity.
They are great to be worn as yoga shoes or for dance exercises and dance class. They are not a true ballet slipper (a true ballet slipper worn by ballerinas has no rubber sole, but rather the entire shoe is made of thin leather, canvas or satin. The sole is very thin and flexible.)
Since these are not true ballet slippers they become more versatile for everyday and can be worn outside as well.
We wouldn’t recommend wearing them in any harsh terrain or in water, but in dry weather conditions they are great.
Again, their cute and trendy style makes them a great choice to pair with any outfit.
The Bottom Line – Should I buy these shoes?
If you’re looking for a comfortable and versatile shoe for yoga, dance or light walking, we think these shoes are perfect, and they’ve been very favourably reviewed by others as well.