Here at Adored by Alex, we adore timeless closet staples that can be worn time and time again. And these Sarah Flint Natalie Flats are just that! Buying shoes used to be an ordeal, heading into the store and trying on in person, however with everything happening in our world, buying gorgeous, high-quality shoes online is easier than ever.
Haven’t heard of Sarah Flint? Let me share a little about this female-founded, hand-crafted designer shoe brand. Comfortable and durable shoes that don’t sacrifice style. The founder Sarah, personally designs the shoes and sees to it that they’re comfortable and wearable. Plus, the shoes are sold directly to consumers, so there’s no markup. Manufactured in similar factories that are making brands like Jimmy Choo, Sarah Flint is just as luxurious but for less.
My first foray into the brand came via the infamous Sarah Flint Natalie Flats. I’d been seeing them all over Instagram and loved their timeless aesthetic. A pair of chic and comfy flats are my go-to come spring, summer and fall. So now that I’ve owned them for a few months now, I wanted to share my Sarah Flint Natalie flats review. And keep reading for a promo code!!
Sarah Flint Natalie flats review
A pointy-toe ballet flat, that comes in a variety of colors, and both leather and suede. I personally have the leather Saddle Vacchetta shade, and feel like they go with so many different outfits. Dressed up with a dress or down with a pair of denim, the Natalie flats are feminine and chic.
My favorite part about the Natalie flats is how comfortable they are! Made with an additional 3mm of extra padding on the footbed of the flats, they’re really comfortable to wear and walk in for hours. I also appreciate the rubber on the top half of the sole, called the forepart, to help with slipping.
Note that these flats are made of Vegetable-tanned calf leather and they are a bit stiff right out of the box. But with wear the leather will stretch and the flats become easy to wear for lengths at a time.
I’d say it probably took 4-5 wears before I felt like my Natalie flats were beginning to feel broken in. During the break-in process, I try to wear my shoes around the house and limit the hours and walking I do in them to avoid blisters.
This is probably frowned upon, but works for me… to speed up the break-in process on my stiffer leather flats, I usually take a damp paper towel and wipe it along the inner-lining to slightly moisten and help speed up the break-in process.
For me, the hardest part to break-in for any flats is at the back of my heel, I usually always get blisters. But so far so good with the Natalie flats!
The only difficulty for me in buying high-end shoes on the Internet is sizing. I’m usually a 6.5, however in Italian-made shoes I sometimes take my true size and sometimes I size down. I rely heavily on any reviews if available. Also why I wanted to share my own Sarah Flint Natalie flats review so I could hopefully help others shopping, too.
For the Sarah Flint Natalie flats, I went ahead and got my true size 6.5. Out of the box, they’re “comfortably snug” as mentioned on the website, and loosen with wear.
I love that in designing these flats, they took into consideration the amount of ‘toe cleavage’ the flats show. I have this weird quirk about how much toe cleavage shows when I wear flats, and there really is little to none with the Natalie flats. Thank goodness!
Interested in a pair of your own? Or perhaps you have your eye on a different pair of Sarah Flint shoes? Use code: SARAHFLINT-BAALEXANDRAH at checkout for $50 off your first purchase! I also have the Emma slingbacks in the Tortoise Patent and they are beautiful!
Looking for other reviews? Be sure to check out my Hill House Nap Dress review.