France’s Foot Fetish: The Cult of Repetto French Ballet Slippers

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

8 comments on “France’s Foot Fetish: The Cult of Repetto French Ballet Slippers

lovely shoes, though what do women with foot problems (huge bunions, wide feet, orthotics, etc.) wear?

They’re fab – but I must say I gave up the ballerines a few years ago and now only wear the Gainsbourg ‘Zizis’…

Christine Hueber

I was thrilled to find the exact pair I wanted at the rue de la Paix boutique on sale near San Francisco months later!

I have 3 pair and love, love, love them!

Christine Hueber

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