Links to Ballet Flat websites

Below are a few websites that discuss the history of ballet flats (and how they started out as male or unisex shoes) or about some of the guys wearing flats today. I’ll try to update as I discover more and if you know of an interesting site, send me a message or leave a comment below.

Taylor Blake – THE RISE OF THE BALLET FLAT SHOE

Telegraph – Ballet shoes – for men?

Closet Fashion Content Analysis – Ballet/Ballerina Flats: Gender-less

Closet Fashion Content Analysis – In a Man’s Closet: Ballet Flats

What Makes a Man Wear Women’s Flats?

Ballerinas für Männer sind eine Waffe gegen toxische Männlichkeit

A Timeless Classic

d’Orsay Pumps—Chic Men’s-Turned-Women’s Shoes

What Are Opera Pumps? History & How To Wear

Female Magazine – The Humble Ballet Flat Is The Shoe Of The S/S’20 Season… For Men

A Blog of Our Own – One shoe could fit all — if shoes weren’t gendered

Business of Fashion – Are Ballet Flats the New Dad Sneakers? (has paywall)

Vice – Mary Janes Were Originally Worn by Little Boys

Footwear News – Repetto Introduces Men’s Ballet Flats

Wall Street Journal – The Strangest Trend in Men’s Shoes? Ballet Flats (has a paywall)

Lifestyle Asia – Ballet slippers? For men? Here’s how COVID-19 changed menswear

Vogue – Men, It’s Time to Consider Ballet Flats

AugustMan – The Rise of Ballet Slippers as Footwear for Men

How to Pump Up Your Style With Women’s Ballet FlatsNOTE: This article only makes casual reference to men’s flats, but has some good style guidance for anyone wearing flats.

Tatler Asia – Are Men Ditching Their Derbies And Oxfords For Ballet Slippers?

Dance Gaily – Can Guys Wear Ballet Flats? (Explained for Beginners)

ULTRA Modern Barber Media – Can Men Wear Ballet Flats?

HIGHSNOBIETY – BALLETCORE FOR MEN? WE’RE HERE FOR IT

Tights4Him – for legwear you can wear with your ballet flats