If you’re a fan of shopping in and around the Siam Square area, you may well have noticed a small shoe boutique called Ballet Shoes located at the 1st Floor of the Lido Plaza shopping complex. Ballet Shoes started life as a small family business back in 1959 and has been manufacturing hand-made quality women’s leather footwear – particularly bespoke dance shoes – for more than half a century. The first pair of shoes made by the company rolled of the production line at its original store in the Rachaprasong area, roughly where luxury shopping mall Gaysorn Plaza sits today. Five decades on and the business has 4 other outlets in Bangkok and one in Chiang Mai.
Don’t let the boutique’s name fool you. Yes, Ballet Shoes still specializes in custom-made dance shoes for others, but it also offers styles for everyday wear. Particularly popular is its range of distinctive flat shoes (‘ballet’ flats), which come in many colourful shades. Practical, versatile and very comfortable, these ballet flats are suitable for ladies of all ages. Also available are a range of heeled shoes in various heights, a pair costing in the B2000 range.
Whatever the style, each pair of shoes is intricately made from genuine leather by an experienced shoemaker who will tailor the footwear to your specific fit using your preferred materials and colours. Indeed, the business prides itself on producing new shoes that are ‘as comfortable as a favourite pair of old slippers’. Ballet Shoes’ after-sales service is also impressive – you can return with shoes if there is a problem with fit or if they need any damage fixing.
Ballet Shoes Branches
Siam Square One, CentralWorld, Terminal 21, and Silom Complex in Bangkok; and a branch in Cholaprataan Rd, Chiang Mai.
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