Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ballet Flats Complete Guide: What to Wear, How to Choose

Ballet flats are very soft shoes designed exclusively for ballet dancing. Unlike high heel shoes, ballet flats have very thin and flexible sole to allow maximum liberty of movement for the foot. Purchasing a pair of these shoes seems like an easy task, but there are some details which you should keep in mind while buying one. Your instructor will possibly ask you to buy a specific type of ballet shoe, if you are attending any ballet dancing classes. These shoes are comfortable, easy to carry and affordable that’s why lots of women nowadays are opting for them rather than high heels.


How to choose ballet shoes?


•    Right fit
Make sure that your shoes have the right fit. If it fits tightly, you will more likely to face the toe pain. If you are buying specifically for ballet dancing, try out some dance steps after putting the shoes on. It should allow your toes to spread out freely on the floor while doing the steps.

•    Fabric matters
Most of the dancers prefer leather because of its durability. Leather is expensive, attractive, long lasting and gives more comfort in cold. Canvas shoes are the perfect option for heavier people because canvas does not stick to floor like leather does.

•    Check the sole
Sole is another crucial part which should be checked before buying ballet flats. Full sole shoes are cheaper compared to split sole and they might be a good choice for the beginners. 

•    Flexibility
Pay attention to the elasticity of the shoes. It should hold the shoe properly.


Nowadays, you can easily find ballet shoes in so many beautiful patterns and colors. You can even purchase these shoes online from the comfort of your home. By visiting popular online stores, you can browse a wide range of ballet flats. It is always advisable to buy a pair of shoes that is comfy and fits perfectly. If you are little tight on budget, then you can start off with a pair of satin or canvas shoes.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Ditch High Heels Today - Avoid Back Pain and Save Your Knees from Being Destroyed

According to experts, women who are still wearing higher heals are themselves inviting the long term health damages. Recent researches suggest that every third woman suffers from foot pain or foot problems after wearing high heels for a long time because of increased pressure high heels put on the feet. Higher the heel, greater the pressure and this pressure can invite foot problems like hammer toes and bunions. After wearing the high heel the entire weight of the body is directed onto the ball of the foot and the output is an increased pressure. This can be more dangerous for those who are overweight. High heels affect your spine and natural posture, wearing high heels can put the spin out of its natural alignment which can make you face the problems like numbness, tingling and unbearable pain. You can easily get ankle injuries, if you are wearing high heels that are not comfortable. 

The extreme pressure generated by heels can change your body’s alignment completely. Poor alignment often results in muscle overuse and back ache. Regular overuse of these muscles can cause your spine to flatten. If you often feel pain, while wearing the heels, inside your toe and across the top of your foot then chances of the occurrence of bunion are good. The knee is the largest joint in our body and high heels can introduce extra stress on the inner side of the knees that leads to osteoarthritis.

So...Still you want to wear high heels? I think the answer should be, “no”.

Most of the women like me prefer to buy ballet flats and foldable party shoes nowadays. The main reason of buying the pair of ballet shoes is comfort; there are several other advantages like cost, multitude of designs, colors, versatility and flexibility. Ballet flats are easy to carry and you can easily put them into your handbag as well. These shoes can be used on regular basis. They look trendy and complement almost all outfits.

Save your knees from being destroyed by high heels. Always choose the footwear which is comfortable and stylish. 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ballet shoes – A history from 17th century

Ballet shoes might be new to this fashion world, but they aren’t new to the world at all. These shoes are used by ballet dancers since ages. During the 17th century when ballet dance was formed, the shoes for this dance were heeled. Then one dancer named Marie Camargo wore the first ever flat non-heeled shoe for the ballet dance, which allowed her to move more flexibly and gave her the ability to do more complicated jumps.

Flat ballet shoes

 After the French Revolution, the ballet shoes were only flats adorned with ribbons to secure the foot firmly. These are foldable shoes to allow the dancers to fully extend their feet and do more flexible moves all around. At this time, the ballet shoes were just made of a very thin or no sole below a tough satin cloth, because it was important for the dancer to stay in touch with the ground. With more and more advancement in these shoes, and with the variety of styles, the flexibility of the shoes has gone down and does not allow the dancers to feel the floor.

Now, in recent years the ballet shoes have made its way into the hearts of young women of 21st century. Girls today want to enjoy all the freedom that they can while hanging out in college or work, while partying and meeting friends. They choose to move on from heeled shoes which are uncomfortable for obvious reasons. Where women believe in style and not in discomfort, ballerina pumps have comfortably made its way into the fashion industry.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Fashion Shopping Tips: Buying Comfortable and Stylish Flat Shoes for Women

Getting a perfect pair of shoes according to color, size and style you want, is so much important. Building an unmatched shoe collection is the dream of many women out there. Women also love to wear high heel shoes at times. These high heels shoes look stylish but they are not that much comfortable. Women feel good after wearing the shoes which match perfectly with their wardrobe. Footwear should be comfortable, stylish and affordable, no matter what footwear type is being chosen.

 Fold up handbag shoes

Flat shoes for women are comfortable for daily casual use or can be used on any specific occasion. Ballerina flats are famous for its style and texture. In recent years, expert fashion designers have introduced a number of changes in flat shoes. All these changes are making flat shoes more comfortable, more stylish and more affordable. For skinny jeans, you should always go for ballet flats to enhance your look. Ballet flats are your best friends because they are easy to carry and comfy and can be easily folded and placed in a small bag or purse. Women flat shoes are available in variety of styles and designs. These styles are different in terms of colors, designs and over-all look. White, blue, black and pink are some of the most preferable colors. Women ballet flats are the stylish alternative to painful heels. Folded ballet flats are designed to eliminate the cutting of heels and painful wounds. These shoes can be a trendy yet practical choice for business environments as well. Below I am mentioning the tips which should be considered while buying flat shoes:
  • Evaluate your requirement and budget first
  • Try and buy a pair which will be easy to walk in
  • Look over your wardrobe and decide what color of shoes to buy
  • Always try to buy better quality pair of shoes
You can also explore a wide range of footwear designs online, sitting in your living room. You may also get some great deals and discounts on online shoes stores.


Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Ballet shoes – Style and comfort go together!

Shoes are nice if they look good but are not comfortable, but shoes are amazing if they are fashionable and yet comfortable. For many of us, this sounds totally wrong. How can a pair of shoes be fashionable and yet comfortable; aren’t high heels which are extremely uncomfortable supposed to be sexiest shoes? The answer is - not really. If we open today’s fashion book, flats shoes are as much in demand and fashionable as the high heels. They are even better because they don’t kill your feet and make you tired.

Ballerina flats for women

Usually called the ballerina shoes, these are absolutely flat shoes covered from toe end. Mostly, these are foldable shoes and perfectly fit your feet in any situation. Also called as pumps, these are available in a huge variety. From plain to prints, these go a long way to fulfill your fashion taste. Be it a party or work, the varied ballerina flats can make up your perfect fashion statement.

Ballerina shoes, even for a wedding might be a foreign concept to many of us, but yes it is a reality today. Walk around, dance around and make the full use of your energy with comfy shoes. No more heel hassles. You can be a free bird even at a wedding or a party where all you want is to look good and have fun. Do both while wearing these ballet flats!

Match it up with your dress or go for a contrast with varied designs of these shoes and make a sizzling style statement!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shoes that don't dent your Footwear reputation

When we look at purchasing that all important comfortable pair of ‘day-off’ shoes we tend to stray more to trainers, (sneakers for our American fans) but ever wanted something that’s comfortable yet girly, the most definitely required pair of comfy shoes. We love style so why would we even compromise the days off from heels with wearing something we would say is less flattering and appealing to the eye.

We know most of you lovely style queens would say ‘day-off’ we never have one of those, but in reality we all know we want a pair of the most luxuriously comfortable shoes that wont dent our reputation in the footwear department, which we can wear for daily chores, especially if we know we have a long day ahead of us on our feet. Wearing heels all day long does take its toll, and it is very rare to find that divine pair that are also comfortable.

Ballet Pumps

We’ve swayed many lovely ladies to hang up their heels (unless there’s a party of course) and they have wised up to a pair of cute ballet pumps and let’s just say, they were more of a hit than their usual foot attire.

With so many colourful, patterned and beautifully shaped styles of these perfect everyday shoes to choose from you wouldn’t need to revamp your whole wardrobe, unless you wanted to of course ;).

See what combination of colour, pattern and altogether quirkiness catches your eye, with this seasons style.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Seasons Trend - The Smoking slipper

Smoking Slippers at the ready…

This seasons hot footed trend is the smoking slipper, and let’s face it, it beat’s the heels hands down!


Gone are the days where we need to stress and damage our feet by forcing them into the highest of height stilettos, wedges and heels and now is the time for the comfort and return of flat shoes. 

This collection of foldable shoes is also a huge hit with the celebs. All the favourite style queens and fashionista’s are wearing the new trend, so why dont you?


From the classic black to the crowd-pleasing leopard print, we have stunning yet creative designs and patterns that will no doubt suit everyone. After all everybody loves of a bit of camouflage!

Stray away from the classic ballet pumps and mix it up a little the luxurious slipper. There are of course the most comfy shoes on the market.

No matter what outfit you team up your tasteful flats with we can promise you it will look hot this autumn, especially if your flats were purchased from us!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Come fly with Cocorose London!



Summer has finally arrived and we can't wait to get away for a well deserved break! With Cocorose London's folding shoes collection, you can be sure to pack a pair for every occasion. Our shoes simply fold into their neat, little purses, making them the perfect travel essential for slipping into your hand luggage, beach bag or handbag to ensure comfort and style all day long!

For those staying or holidaying in London, check out our blog, www.cocoroselondon.com/blog



Thursday, July 25, 2013

No footwear collection is complete without ballet pumps!

Ballet Pumps are a necessity in every girls shoe collection simply because they are fabulous. Fabulously comfy, fabulously looking, and fabulously affordable!

Ballet Pumps


I think I can safely say there is not a woman in this world who has not worn a pair of ballerina pumps, as they are without a doubt the most comfy shoes a girl could own. Made to suit all types of foot sizes and widths in the most fashionable colours trends and patterns who wouldn’t want to wear them?

A bit of history from where the shoe originated-

Ballerina shoes became popular in the 16th century, in which both men and women wore the trusted style throughout the medieval period. The men’s option was of course labelled as pompes.  The shoes then remained a popular choice to the alternative high-heeled stilettos. The flat ballet shoes also were popularised by the dancing environment, and were given the all clear by researchers as they minimised the possibilities of short and long-term pain in the wearers’ body, which their rival shoe stilettos enforced.


Ballerina shoes


The 20th century really was the upturn for ballet pumps due to the way technology, trends and customs have changed. It has allowed the shoe to evolve. By this, I am relating to the fact that they are foldable shoes, which simply make the most ideal pair of travel shoes, that can fit into the smallest of handbags and will not cause a threat.


 travel shoes


The shoes are soft and have a barely visible heel, which is not only a bonus in the walkable division, it is a trended style related to the ballet shoes. They are perfect for a long day at work, and even ideal to throw on when walking around the house.

After all no footwear, collection is complete without a pair of ballet pumps.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

NEW! Farringdon Dalmatian Red

Crafted in printed red pony hair, Cocorose London’s red Farringdon loafers are sure to make an impression! And with double-cushioned insoles, looking fab doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. These soft and foldable leather loafers have a non-slip outer sole and petite heel, they are supplied with Cocorose London’s signature travel purse and arrive beautifully presented in a black and gold presentation box.

Visit here for more information about product.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ballerina shoes – A stylish comfort

Shoes that are comfortable and easy to wear should always occupy a portion of your wardrobe. Along with stylish wedges, pencil heels, stilettoes; you need a few pairs of ballerina flats that will help you run around with much more energy and make you look equally pretty and stylish.


Ballerina shoes

Ballerina shoes were initially meant only for ballet dancers to give them ease in dancing. In today’s world, ballerina shoes have made its way into the commercial fashion world because of its style and comfort. Variety of these shoes is available on online shoe stores. Various bright and matt colors, different patterns and designs are also available. Foldable ballerina shoes fit around your foot without causing any discomfort.


Foldable ballerina shoes

Ballet pumps are beautiful heels in ballerina shoes. These give you the necessary stylish edge when you want it. Given its low cost, you could buy a pair to go with each outfit.Stylish comfort makes life much easier for you and for such a choice ballerina shoes is the best.