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

"'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

"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
Massimo Dutti White Nappa Ankle Boots $160
Labucq Jules Mineral Python Boots $375
Louise Follain French Girl in Boots
Anine Bing Jolene Boots $599
Mango Leather High-Leg Boots $250
Julia Sarr-Jamois French Girl in Sneakers
Wata Canvas Sneakers in Black Pierre
Veja Wata Canvas Sneakers in Black Pierre $95
Jet Patent-Leather Platform Sneakers
Eytys Jet Patent-Leather Platform Sneakers $280
Sabina Socol French Girl in Mules
Brother Vellies Stamped Croc Still Mules $495
Dear Frances Ayr Mules $475
dad sneakers in Paris
Triple S Logo-Embroidered Leather
Balenciaga Triple S Logo-Embroidered Leather $895
Nike Air Max 270 SE Sneakers $160

This story was originally published on our sister site, Who What Wear.

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