French Sole

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For over 25 years, French Sole Shoes, a tiny store in New York City's swank Upper East Side, has been home to the world's largest collection of ballet flats. From New York's social elite to movie star icons and even royalty, all have flocked to French Sole's unpretentious haven for the best ballet flats found anywhere. Via its iconic store and globally through its FS/NY brand, French Sole sells a wide array of ballet styles in over 300 treatments, ranging from animal prints to its own exclusive materials. Fusing true fashion with cozy comfort, French Sole puts the emphasis on proper fitting.

The design of the shoes is what makes French Sole stand out from the plethora of companies that have sought to emulate their formula for success. Only French Sole combines a true ballerina fit (each shoe molds to the wearer's foot) for the ultimate in comfort with cutting edge fashion and a selection that is unmatched – qualities that clients come to expect and appreciate from French Sole Shoes. But aside from the myriad variety of ballet and other shoes available, it's the people behind French Sole that have really made it a success.

French Sole Shoes is owned by Randy Ochart, who has passionately focused on designing, manufacturing and marketing the hottest ballet flats in the world from Spain, Italy, France and Brazil. When asked about the future of ballerinas as a category, Ochart explained, "In a phase when it seems that everybody feels the need to re-invent the ballerina, we stand alone as specialists. The extraordinary factories we have worked with for so many years understand the distinction between a ballerina and a flat shoe with a string attached." The fit, look, and hand of a ballerina is what French Sole is about, not just a hot trend.

French Sole: Selected For You

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Alibi Sandal

$150.00

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Alibi Sandal

$150.00

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Trance

$184.95

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Trance

$185.00

French Sole

Alibi Sandal

$135.00MSRP: $150.00

French Sole

Sloop Flat

$125.00

French Sole

Trance

$185.00

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Zeppa

$135.00

French Sole

Alibi Sandal

$150.00

French Sole

Nicky Hilton- Paris

$165.00

French Sole

PassportR Flat

$205.00

French Sole

Sloop Flat

$105.00

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Latest French Sole Reviews

Olivia

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Love the shoe style and look but very stiff and runs small. I don’t have time to break in a shoe and get blisters

on May 24, 2022

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Trance

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

LOVE this shoe but my feet are too wide for them.

on May 18, 2022

Alibi Sandal

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

There was about a 1.5" gap between the top of my foot and the bottom of the sandal straps. I could not even walk in them.

on May 13, 2022

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PassportR Flat

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Read but didn't believe the reviews. This shoe is one size oversized so I returned it.

on May 10, 2022

Sloop Flat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Love these shoes!They're very comfortable and stylish looking.I'm a true 9 and mid width but had to go half a size bigger in these shoes.

on May 09, 2022

PassportR Flat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Should have paid more attention to reviews about the sizing of this shoe. Ordered 8.5, which is my true size but it was one size bigger than a 'normal' 8.5. Bethesda

from Bethesda, MD on May 06, 2022

Zeppa

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I have the same shoe in the same size in a different color - my favorites. This shoe was so small I almost couldn't get my foot into it.

on May 05, 2022

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Nicky Hilton - Kathy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

My daughter says they look like "old lady shoes" - but they are charming with slim jeans! Way too expensive though...

on May 05, 2022

Nicky Hilton - Kathy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I needed a low heel for dancing at my son's wedding. These shoes fit the bill!

on May 05, 2022

Cape

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are the perfect mule, fit, style and comfort. I have tried other similar mules, no comparison to these. I bought the tan color too and hoping they will come out with a darker tan in the Fall. These do not slip off my feet and stay comfortable all day.

from Deep South on May 04, 2022

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Alibi Sandal

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

it squeezed my toes so they bloated super hard

on May 02, 2022

Alibi Sandal

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Perfect fit and size. Love these. Copies of a designer.

on April 28, 2022

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Alibi Sandal

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are great and look just like the "H' sandal by a premium designer.

on April 28, 2022

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Sloop

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Beautiful deep red, but no support for these older, tired feet.

on April 27, 2022

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Katie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The shoe is very comfortable! I mean straight out of the box comfy. They do not need to be stretched out or broken in, no blisters or rubbing. The color is exactly as shown and they are super cute. You can wear them to work or with a pair of jeans. Highly recommend.

on April 26, 2022

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Zeppa

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is a really comfortable shoe. Very soft leather. Dress them up or dress them down! Low wedge heel is attractive and definitely adds to the versatility of this shoe. Not your ordinary flat!

on April 22, 2022

Nicky Hilton - Kathy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great shoe, very chic

on April 22, 2022

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Sloop

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are lovely suede flats for spring. The color is a true red and the fit is true to size. My feet are slightly wide but these worked for me.

on April 20, 2022

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Nicky Hilton- Paris

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

The medium width felt quite narrow. The length seemed fine.

from Pacific Northwest on April 20, 2022

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Sloop Flat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

It is hard to write a review without explaining the fit from the start. When I ordered my usual size (9) and tried to put them on, I could not even get my foot in. Returned for a size 9 1/2 and even that size was tight at first try on but now they are conforming for a better fit. I now understand why they are compared to ballet slippers.

from Texas on April 18, 2022

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Zeppa

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Fit not true to size. I ordered larger and it was still small.

on April 16, 2022

Clap

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

Worst shoes. tried different sizes and still did not fit . Looks great but not wearable. Overpriced and poor quality

on April 15, 2022

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Alibi Sandal

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars out of 5

No complaints about the fit and size. I sent mine back solely because the leather was not a cognac color, but rather a dull brown.

on April 15, 2022

Zeppa

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The material and shape of these shoes are really nice. They are pretty and at the same time are probably really comfortable. I have a high arch on my foot, so the toe part pressed down too tightly on it. But for most people who have normal issues, this wouldn't be a problem. So I would still recommend these shoes.

on April 14, 2022

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Sloop Flat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are great shoes. For me, I would not go more than a half size up. Even though I just got them yesterday, the leather is so soft the slight tightness does not really bother my foot. They will continue stretching over the coming days and will be perfect. So cute and simple. I am going to get more colors!!

on April 13, 2022

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