Description from J Crew: Beautifully styled in sumptuous suede (from Italy, of course). Our designers deliberated over every detail to ensure our ballets are the most comfortable you'll ever wear, adding more padding, removing the shank and finishing them with an arch-hugging wedge. We think they've nailed it. Elasticized topline. Cushioned insole. Man-made lining. Rubber sole.
You can see the color is really vivid, even without the flash from my camera.
Now, I cannot compare these to the older Cece's as I don't have a pair but I can tell you that these are comfortable flats. I reach for ballet flats most of the time during the Fall/Winter/Spring, especially when I have to run a quick errand. These two colors certainly jazz up a pair of jeans and a tee.
I will say the back of the shoe is higher than most of my other flats and they did rub enough to get a blister the first time I wore the Wild Berry. I think I'll be fine from now on but will carry some band-aids just in case I feel it happening again.
There are also several other Cece Ballet Flats styles:
- Patent Bow - The Getaway Green is gorgeous!
- Studded Leather - Even those these are in neutral colors, the studs give the shoe a little "oomph".
- Glitter Bow - I know the Glitter sandal was pretty popular this summer so how about a great flat option? Unfortunately I keep missing my size in the Warm Sienna (Size 7 anyone?)
- Leather or Suede Studded - A little more tone down as only the toe is studded on these.
- Patent Toe - Check out the Bright Bayberry if you aren't a fan of a bright color.
- Metallic Suede - The Metallic Sienna looks like a great neutral.
- Tweed - If you like menswear, check out the Grey.
- Leather and Tortoise - I like the tortoise toe on these. And they are also offered in Girls sizes.