So French Girls Don't Actually Wear These Shoe Styles

Updated 10/05/18

What's that? Another article about French-girl style, you ask? Oui! We've returned with even more coverage on one of our more preferred fashion topics: la Parisienne. When you think of the blueprint that composes a French woman's style, a few closet staples likely come to mind: Breton-stripe tees, tailored trousers, effortless scarves, and, of course, ballet flats.

However, when it comes to the subject of the latter, we have some slightly enlightening news to share. We tapped a couple of your favorite French influencers to get their take on iconic ballet flats and their permanence in the Parisian style community. Scroll down to find out what they have to say.

French Girl Adenorah in Ankle Boots
@adenorah

"'French girls [don't really wear ballerina flats], even if we probably all own a pair of them—a Chanel one or Repetto one, for example—we don't really wear them all the time. In my opinion, it's so uncomfortable; it's too flat!" — @adenorah

Claire Most French Girl in Sneakers
@claire_most

"Not all French girls wear ballet flats. Your feet smell really bad after a day of wearing those things, and it's actually uncomfortable because it's way too flat." — @claire_most

If you're in the same boat as these two Parisian style-setters, then keep scrolling to see what footwear other French women are wearing right now and shop our picks to get their look for fall.

Jeanne Damas French Girl in Boots
@jeannedamas
Massimo Dutti White Nappa Ankle Boots $160
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Labucq Jules Mineral Python Boots $375
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Louise Follain French Girl in Boots
@louisefollain
Anine Bing Jolene Boots $599
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Mango Leather High-Leg Boots $250
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Julia Sarr-Jamois French Girl in Sneakers
@sarrjamois
Wata Canvas Sneakers in Black Pierre
Veja Wata Canvas Sneakers in Black Pierre $95
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Jet Patent-Leather Platform Sneakers
Eytys Jet Patent-Leather Platform Sneakers $280
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Sabina Socol French Girl in Mules
@sabinasocol
Brother Vellies Stamped Croc Still Mules $495
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Dear Frances Ayr Mules $475
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dad sneakers in Paris
@camillecharriere
Triple S Logo-Embroidered Leather
Balenciaga Triple S Logo-Embroidered Leather $895
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Nike Air Max 270 SE Sneakers $160
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This story was originally published on our sister site, Who What Wear.

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