If you’re looking for shoes on the high street, Marks & Spencer is one of your safest – and most purse-friendly – bets.
But while trend-led styles may come and go, there are some fits that have become bestsellers for the brand year after year – and now, one of the most popular offerings of all is back for 2019.
Last year, M&S’s leather high-cut ballerina pumps flew off the shelves in double-quick time after being hailed as the perfect staple flat. The unique details, like the almond toe and v-shaped dip, make the shoes look like a high-end line – but in fact, they’ll set you back just £35. Not bad when you consider they’re real leather too.
Customer who get their hands on previous runs praise the footwear’s comfort and versatility: ‘Stylish and extremely comfortable. Really good quality for the price,’ wrote one on the M&S website.
‘Now have 3 pairs in this style, they are so comfortable,’ agreed another, while a third added: ‘I have finally found a pair of ballet flats that I adore.’ One even said ‘they feel like you’re wearing slippers’ because they’d found them so snug on their feet.
Love the look, but haven’t snapped yours up just yet? Act now, because they’ve just dropped in sizes 3-8 (including half sizes, which in our humble opinion are not as widely available as they should be), and a choice of six classic colourways.
In addition to neutral hues like black, cream and tan, there’s also a bright tomato red, a smart navy and our personal favourite, an statement leopard print that’ll take you from day to night with ease – ideal for party season.
In fact, the only downside is that considering the previous reaction, you’ll have to move quickly if you want to add your chosen pair to your wardrobe. Run, don’t walk.