I recently teamed up with Planet Shoes to review a pair of Gentle Souls. I wasn’t familiar with the brand – a take off from Kenneth Cole.
I chose to review the Gentle Souls Gabby because I had yet to find a ballet flat that fit me perfectly and met all my needs in a flat. These looked promising…
Much to my surprise, they were supremely comfortable. Like ridiculously and unbelievably comfortable. The softest most supple leather you’ve ever felt on the outside and even softer leather on the inside. They are like silk pajamas for your feet!!
The day I got them in the mail, I immediately put them on and barely even thought about them again. I wore them all day (at least 8 hours) and they were so comfortable, I didn’t even remember I had them on. Seriously. They are like the next best thing to being barefoot.
The Womens Gentle Souls Gabby Flat is chic, stylish and extremely comfortable. This mary jane inspired ballerina flat is made of a leather upper and a smooth deerskin lining. A padded flax seed cushioned footbed provides the perfect amount of comfort in every step and a rubber sole will keep you sturdy on your toes. For something a little different and lot of fun, slip into the Gentle Souls Gabby Flat this spring.
Are they worth the $195 price tag? I have to say for me, I’d say YES. I’ve tried, worn and reviewed a lot of ballet flats and most of them just don’t fit right. Too stiff, no arch support, too much arch support, too narrow, too short, back to high and digs into my heel, no elastic and they slip off, rubbing, blisters, etc etc. I’m sure you can sympathize! I didn’t have ANY of those problems with these flats though.
The arch support is adequate and not uncomfortable. They are soft and supple so there is no rubbing or uncomfortable spots when you wear them. They don’t slip off your heel because of the nice, wide mary jane style strap and the back isn’t stiff so it doesn’t dig into my heel.
I can’t say enough nice things about these shoes. Seriously. Steep price for a ballet flat, but well worth the money since you don’t have to suffer while breaking them in AND they are supremely comfortable.