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Salvatore Ferragamo Ballerina Pumps, A Woman's Love Affair

hollywood favourite salvatore ferragamo ballerinas
The quintessence of Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo became a Hollywood favourite during the glamorous 1920s. Three generations later, the brand is still revered for the beauty and quality of its handcrafted shoes.

My love affair with Ferragamo shoes started way back twenty over years ago, and I got hooked on their Vara Pump Ballerinas. Guess I just fell in love with the girlish Vara bow, and started snapping up matching handbags, belts and hair accessories to match my ballerinas.

iconic designer shoes salvatore ferragamo signature vara bow
Designed by Fiamma Di San Giuliani Ferragami, the Vara Pump is one of Ferragamo's most iconic shoes. A signature Vara bow centered with logo-etched goldtone hardware brands a leather pump constructed using Ferragamo’s signature lasts for unparalleled arch support and a superior fit.

Check out some of my Ferragamo Collection from the oldest pair at just $300 escalating to $700 over the years and still counting, although I cannot recall some of the prices except for those that come with price tags:

salvator ferragamoe vara pumps blu calf
Ferragamo Vara Pump Blu Calf, $300

pink salvatore ferragamo vara ballerina pumps nubuck calf
Pink Ferragamo Vara Pump Thea Nubuck Calf, $399

yellow salvatore ferragamo vara pumps ananas calf
Yellow Ferragamo Vara Pump Ananas Calf

black salvatore ferragamo patent leather my charm pump
" My Charm " Pump is a chic, vintage-inspired patent leather pump set on a chunky wrapped heel is topped with a logo script-embossed resin plaque at the toe. Got a good buy in Seoul at just 350,000KRW or SGD 450 some years back. You can read more at Shop Till You Drop At Dongdaemun (东大门), Korea!

salvatore ferragamo teifi nero calf sandals
Black Ferragamo Teifi Nero Calf Sandals, $599

salvatore ferragamo mary nero patent calf slingback heels
Black Ferragamo Mary Nero Patent Calf Slingback Heels, $609

black salvatore ferragamo debby patent calf pumps
Black Ferragamo Debby Patent Calf Pumps, $639

salvatore ferragamo lieta coral strings tasse wedge sandals
Ferragamo Lieta Coral Strings and Tasse Wedge Sandals

pink salvatore ferragamo cavallo cipria pebble calf sandals
Pink Ferragamo Cavallo Cipria Pebble Calf Sandals, $659

salvatore ferragamo duchessa sandals gancio bit chain accent
Black Ferragamo Duchessa Sandals with Gancio Bit Chain Accent

salvatore ferragamo taormina new bone calf slingbacks
Beige Ferragamo Taormina New Bone Calf Slingbacks, $719

salvatore ferragamo floria ninfea patent calf sandals
Lavender Ferragamo Floria Ninfea Patent Calf Sandals

salvatore ferragamo carolyn magnolia patent slingback sandals
Ferragamo Carolyn Magnolia Patent Slingback Sandals, $659

While I was taking out my shoes to clean, I was shocked to find the colours of above two Ferragamo shoes faded! The Floria sandals was supposed to be lavender, and the Carolyn Slingbacks was pink before. Now both the colours have turned pale! So painful!

Although I do care for my shoes from time to time, like taking them out to air and applying leather conditioner etc, I still encounter some of these unpleasant discoveries due to the humid weather in Singapore.

Do you care for your shoes too? Well, Here are few Golden Rules For Shoe Care from Ferragamo:
  • A new pair of shoes should never be worn for many consecutive hours. once your feet are completely accustomed to the shoes, you can begin to wear them all day.
  • Never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. let them rest for at least a day before wearing them again.
  • Shoetrees should also be used when shoes are wet from rain or snow: left to dry for an entire day.
  • Each time you wear a pair of shoes they should be cleaned and polished.
  • When you don't wear your shoes, wax and put them in a drawstring, and keep down in a box.
Do you follow any of the tips above? Are you aware that Ferragamo shoe sizes comes in two cuttings - C Wide and D Extra Wide?


  1. Thanks for your shoes care tips. I like that Lavender Ferragamo Floria Ninfea Patent Calf sandals.

  2. Omg! You own a Feragamo Shoes Shop? Or are a centipede with many legs? Lol! Nevertheless, thanks for the shoe care tips - I think I only observe point number 2.

  3. Great post dear! Looking amazing!

  4. Very good tips , thank you for sharing :-) I love those red sandals :-)

  5. Great post. Well done!
    I love Ferragamo

  6. Show todos maravilhosos amei principalmete as sapatilha
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  7. Ma che carine che sono le ballerine nere, mi piacciono e poi sono comode!

  8. Perfect tips, I love Salvatore Ferragamo ballerinas!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  9. Beautiful shoes <3 Great colors :)

  10. These shoes are gorgeous! Love the pointy heel one!

  11. Those are all such beautiful shoes! Thanks for the shoe care tips, too. Welcome back!

  12. Your shoes are lovely! You must be so diligent to take good care of them throughout the years.

  13. A gorgeous collection, Shirley! Thanks so much for the great tips, too. :)

  14. Great shoe tips, Shirley! I have a bit of a shoe collection myself👠👠👠

  15. I do care about my shoes, especially leather ones. I do must best to take them out once in a while and apply cream to them. Plus, I never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. I totally agree about not wearing a new pair of shoes for an entire day when we buy them...but twice I broke this rule...and my feet had to pay the price!

    Anyway, awesome tips and your shoe collection is very impressive. Sorry to hear those two pair of shoes changed is aweful when that happens!

  16. Absolutely the best ballerinas in the world!
    Welcome back darling.

  17. Nice shoes !

  18. I love ballerina pumps! Comfort shoes made pretty.

  19. I love Ferragamo for its great, classic styles! Great tips for caring for the shoes.
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  20. Wow! You have so many pair! Thanks for the tips. I wish I had time to clean my shoes after each

  21. I'm so in love with your blog! I love these ballerinas, I have a pink pair and I wear them all the time! Thanks for sharing :)

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx

  22. I looooooove Ferragamo ballet flats! *_*
    Great tips, hun!

  23. I also love their classic designs, I remember I used to have a pair of school shoes by the brand! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  24. wow great collection girl! tks for ur visit! new post is up :)

  25. Like the first photo :)

    Maria V.

  26. Wah! Impressive collection. Fading - I have gone through. Also for the branded bags no matter how they are cared. Still, thanks for the tips. Will try and see how far they will last.

  27. Such pretty shoes! Drooling over here!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  28. Nice collection of shoes with different styles and colours..your favourite brand of shoes must be comfortable.

  29. What an awesome collection you have there Shirley!

  30. Hi Shirley, love your shoes collection. All the shoes look really beautiful and elegant. Thanks for the tips.

    Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

  31. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
    I can't believe this amazing collection...envy! :-)

    Have a great day,

  32. Hello beautiful, I love your blog, the shoes are great !!!
    You want us to continue by GFC? a greeting
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  33. Beautiful selection!
    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava

  34. Oh wow so many cut shoes

  35. Lovely designs!! Great collection
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  36. Love the photos and love the shoes!! -

  37. Very interesting tips. I have to remember about it.

  38. You have got an awesome collection dear.

  39. Indeed our weather is most unforgiving. All the more we should take great care of our leather goods.

    Great post!

  40. Oh wow, those are some pricey and high quality kicks! I've heard about history but personally haven't owned any shoes from them but my mother I believe has owned flats from SF. Shoes like those are definitely an investment, that's great that you've got the knowledge for maintaining them! :)

  41. Love the Red wedge sandals. .hmm

  42. Beautiful shoes collection Shirley. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes are definitely luxury! xoxo

  43. I never had such an expensive pair of shoes

  44. Thanks for the great tips, Shirley. You have a beautiful collection of shoes! ^.^

  45. Amazing collection!
    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  46. This brand has got lovely and neat designs which made their heels a class above others. Marilyn Monroe loved them and made them famous! My friend told me she wore them on her road to eternity!


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