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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bensimon sneakers

Bensimon sneakers—beloved by French girls everywhere—are so cute I can't help posting about them every spring. They look adorably tomboyish with shorts and dresses, and they're comfy enough to wear everyday. This season's colors just arrived in stores, and I'm looking forward to picking out a trusty pair. Get them with laces or without laces. xoxo

(Top photo by The Singular)

75 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Love these!
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Manuela said...

Very french day :)

wordknit said...

Joanna, I love your blog. I do. But I have to disagree with you on these shoes. Yes, they're cute. And they're French. But I had mine for about two months before one developed a big hole in the bottom. I would advise your readers to save their money - these shoes just aren't worth it.

Meredith said...

Just wish they had more support :(

Dani said...

I´ve been obssessed with them since you posted about them years ago and got myself two pairs last year (the elastique bright coral is my favourite). I do recommend them and am looking forward to get some new soon! :)

holtkamp said...

i've loved these since you first posted about them an am now seriously regretting not getting that light yellow color i can't find anymore! :(

LizPoms said...

What is the link for the muted colors?

Gold Muse said...

Oooooh they look really comfy!

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Scout and Rice said...

These are adorable, (every Spring I wait for your post about Bensimon, lol). But nothing beats good ol' TOMS for me! :)

stockholm said...

The kids ones are very cute too, our son has some every summer, the type that look like sneakers without laces.

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Kate said...

I disagree that they fall apart - I had two pairs that I wore all last spring and summer and they both held up great, and I do a LOT of walking around town... I do advise anyone who wears them throughout the summer to wash them often, though.

Sarah D said...

Not my style, personally, and $50 is a bit steep for "disposable" shoes that you have to replace after a season. But, I do love colored shoes in the spring and fall.

Sarah D said...

One of the ironies of summer footwear! I am so much more active and walk a lot more in the summer than the rest of the year, yet most shoes geared for warm weather offer so little support.

justabitreally.com said...

so cute! though I am partial to my supergas, I might have to try a pair this summer. oh summer, hurry up and get here soon!

Johanna said...

Love those! Really cute as you say! I want them for summer. // Johannas Inspiration

brooklynash said...

seriously, i swear i'm the only person on earth who thinks these are the most uncomfortable shoes ever! i have two pair given to me by none other than a frenchie. and i hate them! i gave them away! absolutely no arch support so they killed my feet.

brooklynash said...

*had two pair. :)

Jennifer F said...

Love these & they are all over Bordeaux!! So great for a day out and about in the beach towns!! Thanks for posting about them!

etvoilacoralie said...

I'm French and I'm the perfect cliché: I love those shoes. There are way less expensive in France and so confortable and easy for Spring and Summer (and the early Fall in the South of France)! So cute that you can't help yourself but post about it every Spring;)

Alice said...

I think this might be the Spring I finally give into your pleading and actually buy a pair of these- they are so cute! x

SMS said...

I just got 2 pairs of flats on sale today for $5 each, so it's hard to imagine spending ten times that amount for just one pair that are also cheaply made. But they ARE cute!

Kathy said...

After seeing this post I was seriously considering buying some Bensimons, thinking they'd be the perfect shoe for traveling on my honeymoon. But then I saw the reviews about how cheaply made they are and I found a link to these Keen shoes which are almost identical but with much more arch support and very well made. http://www.zappos.com/keen-maderas-ballerina-bougainvillea?zlfid=111&recoName=zap_pdp_acc

Now I just need to decide which color I want!

Mags Pomichowski said...

Super cute!

xoxo
Mags
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Bea said...

I got a pair of the navy bensimons last summer after seeing them here, I adore them! I wouldn't want them to wear out too quickly though, so I better get a pair in deep peri too...

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Mani said...

These are so cute! I love how pretty but understated they are.

Mami said...

Joanna, do you know the difference between the tennis flat and the tennis sneaker, they look the same... which ones do you get?

Joanna Goddard said...

mami, i think they're just named differently on the site (i think some were last year's colors, and some are this year's colors, but the style is the same.) you can choose laces or not, i usually get the slip-ons just because they're easier to, well, slip on :)

xoxo

June Lemon said...

I've got the ones on the right amd i love them! The look so cute and easy. :)

Christina Luka said...

European comfy sneakers are the best! I love Spanish Victoria shoes also.

jm said...

these look wonderful.

Kate Uhry said...

I just got my Tretorns in the mail today which I love, now I see these these and want them too!

Bren said...

I love my bensimons.I have the tan looking ones. I might have to buy another pair because I keep dirtying them too fast!

Meg said...

love my Bensimons! I've worn them all over Europe and they're always stylish and practical. Unfortunately they don't offer much support however, (fortunately?) I have pretty flat feet so it works out haha I own the lace-ups in grey and can't wait to pick up a pair of elastiques!

brownpaperbelle.com said...

I LOVE my Bensimons! You introduced me to them a few years ago and I've bought a pair every year since. Now, I couldn't live without them!

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Glória Hefzibá said...

They look nice and comfortable!

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Helo's mama said...

I bought these shoes only because you recommended them and they are super uncomfortable! the soles are thin so can't imagine walking in them for a long time... and they look soooo cute in pictures, yes! but in person they look really raggedy.. haha

Katie Ann said...

Whenever you post about these, I tell myself that I reeeaaallly need a pair. And then I always forget to buy them. Hopefully this year though, I'll follow through. Maybe a muted pair of Bensimon sneakers will be my next purchase!

Take care,
Katie

Lynford Rozario said...

Supercute...:)
I loved the one in blue shade a lot
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LRB said...

They are my go-to summer shoe!

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kcomekarolina said...

love the first photo!



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studiothreetwofive said...

I saw some Bensimons in Paris a few years ago and bought two pairs. I now where them every summer, I like the lace up pumps. They also do lace up ones with higher sides which are good for autumn.

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Allyson said...

Has anyone seen where you can purchase the light blue ones pictured here? I think they're the elastique, but I don't see that color on shopbop.

Isabelle said...

I love them
Have 2 pairs, red and beige lace ups

They do lack support mut I don't really mind
They are light and I love to wear them without socks. When they are dirty I just put them in the waching machine, they come out clean and dry quickly.

They are just pretty expensive in the US ! In Europe I get them for less than 35 $... 50 is steep !

Christina Anthony said...

POW! These are the casual chic travel/vacay solutions I have been searching for!!!! Thank you!

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Alma said...

I love them!! They're such a cute alternative to TOMS (which I also love, of course).

x

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Pa[u] said...

j'adore !

Stephany said...

I love the blog, but I have to say it: there's a definite obession with anything from the Netherlands, Sweden, or France. Whether it's how to raise your child or fashion, it always links back to one of those three! Not trying to hate...I just guess I don't get it/it's not particularly my taste to draw SO much inspiration from very specific locales. <3

Lindsey Ione said...

Absolutely adorable!

All, they are on sale for $30 with free shipping here! Already purchased mine yesterday :)

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Sonja said...

Too bad they don't provide much support and are pretty flat :(

Sonja said...

Totally agree with you! Not comfortable at all

McKenzie said...

They do look extremely comfy and easy :) I like that, similar to toms in that way!

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cécile said...

they are indeed very sweet, and they come in a lot of different colours here, and a few prints, my favorite are the coloursole, couldn't you buy them directly on their website?
http://www.bensimon.com/en/e-shop

Abigail said...

I was truly JUST thinking about Bensimons as I started to feel some spring in the air, and an hour later when I checked your blog---voila! Great minds think alike. :)

Abigail said...

I was truly JUST thinking about Bensimons as I started to feel some spring in the air, and an hour later when I checked your blog---voila! Great minds think alike. :)

Jen Sc said...

I'm into the Supergas. They have support and are cute!
Bensimons are French
Converse are American
Supergas are Italian!

Ashley said...

Joanna- you need to try Tieks ballet slippers, omg so comfortable!

http://tieks.com/

Miss Sofie´s Nest said...

You are right, they are really cute ..thx for sharing :-)

Barker Marine said...

I love your blog. I do. But I have to disagree with you on these shoes. Yes, they're cute.
But they are not match my cup of tea..

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Botany's Desire said...

www.soludos.com are amazing.

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GetGlamr said...

Nice casual footwear !!

Live Bruno said...

I love to buy such Women Shoes Online !!

selena said...

I agree, these kicks are the sweetest and I choose them over sandals most of the summer (a shock since I love having free toes). I can't seem to find a decent selection anywhere, except for Shopbop. Bensimon USA's site redirects now to France. Do you have any leads for online retailers? I'm in desperate need of a new pair.

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