Millennials in particular will remember the stranglehold the ballet pump had over our daily looks in the 2000s. Surprisingly versatile, this simple silhouette lent itself to an assortment of styles, whether you were on the indie scene or into more girlie glam. Perhaps the most worn versions of this pump was the thread-trim bow ballet pumps in black, these were a favourite of both schoolgirls and business professionals alike for their easy wearability.
If you find yourself nostalgic for these staple shoes you’ll be thrilled to hear they’ve made a comeback for 2022. Designer brands including Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo have released new takes on the pump for AW22. Want to get in on the action? Take a look at our favourite pairs below:
Shop the Ballerina Shoe Trend
Miu Miu has leant heavily into the ballerina trend, with a whole range of ballet pumps to choose from. For a fresh, edgier take on the trend see the belted Ballerina pumps. The double belted strap on this pair offers an edgy twist on an archetypically girly design, with long ankle-tie ribbon to counterbalance the edge with some tradition.
The pale pink option sticks heavily to classic ballet pump signature style, adding a logo-print elasticated band to modernise things just a little.
These Ade Jimmy Choo flats epitomise class and elegance, combining leather material with a pearl-adorned strap.
The square-toed shaping of these shoes takes on the classic ballet silhouette, keeping things classic.
These shoes would be perfect for balancing a smart/casual event where you don’t want to don heels, staying stylish whilst not sacrificing comfort.
Gucci pushes the envelope of this trend with these forward-looking Lovelight pointed shoes.
These are flats with attitude, featuring star embellishment and a metal chain strap. The combination of silver and gold tonal hardware offers a clash that breaks style rules, but works well as an outcome.
The pointed toe and front buckle keeps a classic undertone to this style, whilst the folding back provides some much-needed comfort during wear.
For a futuristic vibe, these Plexi flats from Gianvito Rossi are a perfect way to bring new life to the trend. Featuring clear plastic sides and patent heels and toe cover, Plexi gives you statement style with a simple shoe.
Plexi offers a way to achieve a new aesthetic whilst still being super wearable and easy to style with your daily outfits.
Ballet pumps get the Rockstud treatment by Valentino Garavani. Merging the brand’s iconic stud embellishment with the classic shoe style, these ballerina flats are so wearable and clearly represent the brand aesthetic.
The contrast of nude trim with black upper presents an interesting concept, offering something different to other styles of this trend.
Burberry goes full logo on the ballet pump with these vintage check shoes. The entire upper, inner and heel features the iconic check print design – going all out on a full print agenda.
The shaping to these shoes is very traditional and gives a nice, comfortable silhouette that can be worn countless times. A low-stack heel heel is also included in this style to give a tiny bit of elevation.