I just picked up two pairs of Vivo Barefoot shoes--the Neo (which is more like a tennis shoe) and the Kali (which is a ballet flat--mine were just delivered last night so this is my first day wearing them to work). The Kalis have a strap that you can step on and it disappears. I got the black ones, and they are a slightly shiny leather. Can't recommend this company enough--their shoes are great! And I have super wide feet anyway--I think they'll have a wide enough toe box for you.
I found a pair of black velvety O'neil sandals. They aren't very logo'd and they have a grey footbed. I wear them often with a long black skirt, which makes it somewhat komono-like. I usually wear foot or ankle jewelry when I am trying to look more dressed up.
Thanks everyone. I've been looking at ballet flats but I can't find any with a wide enough toe box. I got some of the fast flats in a few different brands. The soles are PERFECT for a seasoned barefooter but the toe box is too small for me to wear more than an hour (I do wear them to church).
I think I may have found a pair on DSW's website that might be wide enough, even if it's not that flexible. I ordered them last night so we'll see. It does show me the need not being met by the big shoe designers. Maybe when the kids go off to school I'll start a business- or talk someone else into it.
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That is what I would suggest, a ballet flat. They are really easy to find these days. I am not sure how they look but Dr. Scholls even has something called Fast Flats that look like a ballet slipper you can put in your purse.
The great thing about being a SAHM in FL is that I don't have to wear shoes other than sandals. This made going barefoot so much easier than for my friends who work in offices. Until now. I have a black tie wedding I'm attending in three weeks and I can't find any formal shoes that don't frighten me. DH, who only dabbles in barefooting, even has formal shoes w/o support and flexible soles but I can't find any for me.
Can anyone point me in the direction of women's flats w/flexible sole that is either black tie appropriate or can be bedazzled to be black tie appropriate? I'm desperate.
ETA: I forgot to say that I need a wide width. Years of barefooting have given me a need for a wide toe box.
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