I was given the opportunity to road test the latest shoe from FitFlop, called Dué.
It’s a ballerina pump – so it looks like a ballet flat, but it has this incredibly cushioned sole. It also has a bit of height and made from top notch materials and leather.
They come in black leather, black patent, cherry red patent and ink blue patent.
I chose the Black Patent Due, because I wanted to try a very, very versatile shoe. One that you could wear for school drop offs, lunch dates, and working in an office. They are retailed at $199.95 for patent and $219.95 for leather, so you do want them to be versatile and last a long time.
When I received them I thought they looked a bit chunky. I’m used to my ballet flats, being VERY flat! And I admit they looked a bit plain. I’m used to wearing “statement flats” with leopard print, or studs or beige snakeskin! But I find that I don’t wear these statement flats when I know I will be walking on pavement/rough paths, because I don’t want them to wear out.
Anyway I gave the Dués a good go. I wore them around for a week or so, and holy cow, they are really comfortable.
One day, I walked 2km in them to take my children to school, then I did some grocery shopping, went to the library, sat in a cafe for lunch, did some chores at home, then walked 2kms again to pick up my children… and I never took them off!
In fact, several people commented on them and asked me where I got them from. And I also found myself standing in the school yard, surrounded by a bunch of mums getting excited about my shoes haha. Women who spent all day on their feet, seemed to “get it”.
Best thing about them – Comfortable and they look great.
I put together 3 looks to show how the Dué can be styled to suit different occasions.
1) With Jeans
Whether you’re wearing your favourite slouchy blue jeans, or skinny statement red jeans… this ballet flat is made for jeans.
Walking, doing errands, zipping in and out of the car. The comfort and quality of this shoe makes you feel like you could go all day in them.
The patent finish makes this shoe look smart and polished. It looks very cute paired with a simple dress, or a nice skirt and top,
4) Work – not pictured
Of course, you can’t go wrong wearing pants, blouse and classic ballet flats at the office. Or if you are working on your feet all day – these are just perfect.
Yes I’m a fan of them now! I recommend them for someone who wants a high quality flat and are on their feet a lot.
The Dué is on sale right now. Check the FitFlop Website for stockists and where to buy.
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