Let walking give you dancing feet! The Ballerina is a classic ballet flat- a wardrobe essential for work, play and everything in between. Designed to allow your feet to move, bend, flex, and react. The Opanka Ballerina is handcrafted in Portugal with metal-free bio leather.
- The elasticated collar gives more comfortable, sock-like fit that keeps the Ballerina from slipping.
- The thin, natural-rubber outsole means sure-footedness and barefoot sensitivity.
- The metal-free leather lining and footbed will gradually mould to your foot, ensuring a personalized fit.
- The minimal, deconstructed design gives an incredibly barefoot experience.
MADE IN PORTUGAL: Made with feeling in Porto, Portugal.
NATURAL MATERIALS: Made from renewable natural materials.
Sizing and Fit Notes
The Opanka Ballerina is available in European women's sizing.
We've found most customers take their usual European sizing in the Ballerina, and Vivo suggests going up a size if you have wider feet.
The Ballerina suits average to narrow width feet with a sloping toe shape. The leather will stretch and mould to the shape of your feet as you wear in the Ballerina.
Vivobarefoot is known for their extra thin soles that give you tons of connection and feedback with the ground, and the Ballerina is no exception. Our customers who love to feel changes in the texture of the surface they're walking on will enjoy the Ballerina, and more so once the soft leather has broken in to allow for even more movement availability.
For those who are newer to barefoot and minimal shoes, you will want to take it slow with these or wear them at first for a mix of moving, standing, and sitting. It takes time for your feet to develop the mobility and strength required to wear them all day, especially on concrete where they call for a soft barefoot gait.
The Ballerina is made from quality metal-free leather. You can read our care tips for leather here in our Learn area.
You can wipe the soles down with a damp cloth to clean.
Make sure to store your leather footwear such as Ballerina away from heat sources like radiators, as this can dry out the leather making it brittle over time. It is recommended with any leather shoes to avoid wearing the same pair two days in a row, you want to alternate with a different pair. Taking care of your leather goods this way and with proper maintenance will ensure they look good and extend their lifespan so you get the most out of them.
The convenience and comfort of a slip-on is elevated by quality and stylish design to go wherever you need to: Vivobarefoot's Opanka Ballerina is a packable, lightweight ballet flat perfect for the office, travel, a night out, or a special event.
A black ballet flat is a staple for a feminine shoe wardrobe, and we know our customers are going to find so many places to wear these!