Sanuk Yoga Ballet Shoes Review

Flats with insoles made from yoga mats feel like you’re walking on cushions all day long.

Sanuk Yoga Ballet Shoes Review

Price and Where to Buy Sanuk Yoga Ballet Shoes: $59 -$70 on Amazon, or $70 – $75 on Sanuk’s website


  • The footbed of the flats feature yoga pods, cushioned pockets for the heel and arch made from actual yoga mats, which are extremely comfortable.
  • Slip-on style is perfect for taking on and off at airports
  • Fabric lining cuts down on sweat and chafing
  • Bow detail on the top of the shoe adds a cute touch
  • Lightweight and compact-able for easy packing
  • Comes in a variety of colors and patterns
  • Rubber sole provides good traction
  • Available in suede or faux leather options


    • High price point, although some colors and sizes were on sale on Amazon for $59 at the time of publication.
      • Usefulness: 10/10. Ballet flats are great for women travelers—they’re easy to pack and don’t scream “tourist.” However, most pairs lack a sturdy sole and support. The Sanuk shoes offer the comfort of yoga mats and have a decent amount of arch support as well. We could walk for miles in these.
      • Value: 7/10. If you can snag these at the sale price, they’re a much better deal than at full price.
      • Durability: 10/10. Everything from the embellishments to the interior of these shoes are very well crafted.
      • Cool Factor: 10/10. We love the different styles available, from the glitz to the basic silver, and these shoes can be worn with everything from leggings for yoga class to dresses for a casual day out.

How Sanuk Yoga Ballet Shoes Rate:

Final Verdict: Wish you could walk on squishy yoga mats all day? With the Sanuk ballet shoes, you can!

(Photo: Sanuk)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

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