It's difficult to find a ballet-flat design in active shoes -- and by that I mean shoes that support the foot through lots of walking, are comfortable to stand in, are durable, and at ease with rain puddles. This is the shoe. Pretty graceful, not clunky, this shoes slips on at the front door without socks or lacing up, so it is my everyday shoe of choice. My feet don't get tired in these shoes. But, if one of your feet is a bit shorter than the other, you may need a heel pad for the vex shoe on that foot -- ballet flats depend on exact sizing to stay on your feet.