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  • This casual flat is anything but basic. With the comfort of a slipper and unmatched style, this is your 24/7 go-to shoe.
  • Soft-as-butter, hand-antiqued, premium leather upper in a variety of fun colors.
  • Smooth leather lining.
  • Cushioned leather footbed provides endless comfort.
  • Durable leather outsole with a rubber toplift.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 5 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

70% Felt true to size
  • 3% Full size too large
  • 15% Half size too Large
  • 70% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 8% Felt wider than marked
69% No arch support
  • 1% Excellent arch support
  • 31% Moderate arch support
  • 69% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • This casual flat is anything but basic. With the comfort of a slipper and unmatched style, this is your 24/7 go-to shoe.
  • Soft-as-butter, hand-antiqued, premium leather upper in a variety of fun colors.
  • Smooth leather lining.
  • Cushioned leather footbed provides endless comfort.
  • Durable leather outsole with a rubber toplift.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 5 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Frye Carson Ballet

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 423 reviews.

Top Positive Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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I just got these shoes today, and straight out of the box, they fit like a glove--as if they were made for my foot. The metallic color is sophisticated, but still stylish, however, the hue is very similar to my skin. I'm not sure if I like that, and was hoping for something that would have more pop. I haven't decided if I will keep them or not yet, but they are a beautiful shoe.

Read more » « Show less February 27, 2012 by Alyssa
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Top Critical Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Felt great when I first slipped my feet into them, but after walking around in them for awhile, I realized they are awful! The main issue I can see is that they have no lasting structural integrity; due to the softness of the leather, the sides and back start to buckle in such a way that the shoe loses its shape. You can see the reason for the issue in the video here. If you look closely, you'll see the model's foot arch is partly exposed, and there is a gap. I think if you have high arches, like me, there isn't as much for the shoe to cling to as you wear it. And again, the leather is so soft that it ends up sagging. It sounds like I would need to try a size down to solve the problem, but that is not it.

Read more » « Show less October 22, 2012 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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I love how versatile these flats are, however there were a few things I disliked: 1.) The price 2.) They retain foot odor 3.) The sole developed a hole under the big toe after 9 months 4.) The top of the shoe looks frumpy in the toe area 5.) These flats give me bad foot cramps due to lack of arch support 6.) You cannot wear these shoes in any damp areas because the water will soak into the leather soles and cause your feet to feel soggy all day 7.) Frictionless soles are very slippery on most surfaces

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  • from Paducah, KY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes, they are the perfect flat, BUT...the left shoe was made of much softer leather than the right. This made the toe of the shoe crumple a bit, here the right shoe held up fine. I still wear them and love them. Getting another color too.

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  • from Washington DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these so much that I own them in three colors. I was lucky enough to be able to try them on in a store first to get the right fit. They are a little uncomfortable the first few times that you wear them, but then I get you get used to them. I have super flat feet with low/no arches so these are great and honestly the more I wear them them more comfortable, my brain thinks they are. As I said you have to get used to them.

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  • from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I think i finally have the authority to write this post. I own three pairs of frye flats. And i have been using them for a year now. Two carsons. One in cognac and one in plum. Firstly, I realize not all flats are made equal. This maybe because of the color treatment. My brown flats look extremely good with wear and tear. My plum ones have a softer leather that seems to age really fast. You can really see the indentations of my toes in the leather. And as they seem to stretch out, the flats seem to look worse with wear. I love them so much that i cant get myself to throw them out. My brown pair is different. The leather seems to have held up really well and there are no toe indentations. I can feel my toe spilling over the leather base of the flat. This wasnt the case when i bought them or with other pairs i own. Also, the toe coverage for the brown ones are a lot more which i like. I quite dont know why this is. My best friend has a black pair which also has better leather and more coverage. I think there is some difference in the leather when it comes to colored flats. My third pair is a red pair with rubber sole by frye. They are not carsons. They are exremely different and very well made. Just that they dont look as elegant as these ones when they are new. I am really conflicted about picking my next pair to replace these ones when worn out. I dont need arch support and like minimalistic foot ware with no padding/cushings. So i like them for the simplicity.

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  • from Tempe
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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Ugh, I wish I had paid better attention to the reviews for this shoe! I bought them in black vintage leather, and they are super cute. My normal size is 8-8.5 in Frye boots, so I went with 8.5 to start. They looked like I was wearing my father's shoes--much to long! So I returned them for an 8, which seemed to fit perfectly. I wore them around my house a bit, and they were really comfortable, so I took the plunge and wore them to work yesterday. Let me tell you, believe it when you read reviews saying they stretch! These easily stretched half a size between yesterday and today's wear. My heels are almost slipping entirely out of the shoe when I walk at this point. I know it will only be a few more wears until I need an insert to keep them on my feet. So sad...I have no problem with the price, but with the sizing and stretch factor being so wonky, I probably won't risk another pair.

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  • from San Francisco, CA
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