Classic Black Flats Made Even Better!

I’m really excited to bring you the first installation in a collaboration with my friend Shannon from The Simple Moms! She is a fellow fashion lover, but she is a mom to four girls and, as you know, I’m a mom to three boys! We thought it would be fun to show you how we view style from two different perspectives – a girl mom and a boy mom. Be sure to check out her fabulous post today because we are BOTH doing a fun giveaway!

I received these shoes to review. I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.


I am not a heels girl. I can hardly last more than an hour in a pair! Flats + boots are my best friends when it comes to footwear and they work best with my busy mom lifestyle.

I’ve had one pair of black flats for years, but they weren’t my favorite – not very comfortable, a little big, and very plain. They were just sitting in my closet and I was missing classic black flats I could actually wear.

Ja-Vie Flats to the rescue!

Black Flats Giveaway

Ja-Vie Flats was a new brand to me, but it didn’t take me long to fall in love with them! The story of how they came to be was the first thing to love:

Natalie and Eric are high school sweethearts,who have been together for over 18 years.  When pregnant with the couples’ first child, Natalie had a very difficult delivery and could not walk for several months due to severe pelvic bone separation. She was literally walking in pain for months. It was during this time that she and Eric saw the opportunity to make pretty, comfortable flats using socks!! “I couldn’t find pretty flats that were comfortable enough to wear day in and day out” Natalie said. Being a fashion girl, she didn’t want to sacrifice looks for comfort.

Leveraging their expertise in R&D/supply chain, they spent two years developing a better shoe and finally perfected the prototype. They named the brand “JA-VIE” – after their 2 beautiful children Javier and Viera.

Isn’t that so wonderful?! I didn’t have a difficult delivery, but I remember my feet begin very uncomfortable during pregnancy and I wish I would have had Ja-Vie Flats! I DO have my own pair now and they are magical for so many reasons!

Black Flats Sitting

The actual Ja-Vie flat is amazing. The knit lining is made of 100% soft, breathable cotton, the insole features leather padding for great arch support, and the jelly outsole makes them durable, flexible, and slip-resistant!

Black Flats Shoes

A really fun bonus feature: these flats are machine washable! How cool is that?! Just remove the leather insole, put the shoes in a laundry bag, and wash on cold. Let them line dry, re-insert the insoles, and they are ready to wear!

A special note about sizing: Ja-Vie Flats are standard European sizing, so take a look at their sizing chart for help in choosing a size! I wear an 8.5 in tennis shoes and went with a 39 in these flats. They are just right with a little room to spare. I may have been able to do a 38, but I’m afraid they would have been a little tight in the toes.

Black Flats Full Outfit
With over 20 colors + styles to choose from, I had a hard time picking out just one, but I knew I desperately needed wearable, comfortable black flats, so I picked the black/white baby dot flats. They are so wonderful and I will be wearing them whenever the weather allows!

I know you want your very own pair of Ja-Vie Flats now, so I’m giving away a pair of your choice! Just enter below to win!

And don’t forget to visit The Simple Moms for another to chance to win! Follow The Simple Moms on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great fashion + family fun!

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  1. Love these! Would love to win!

  2. Jesssica P says:

    I’m pretty sure I’d go the classic black on black but maybe the grey lace on black! Thanks for the giveaway! Mama of young 4 boys (5, 4, 2 & 3 months) and I love comfortable fashion!!!

  3. i love learning about new places via bloggers and instagram, this one is another winner in my book! thanks so much for sharing. i wish i had comfy flats during pregnancy. i love the idea!

    • oops, i didn’t click on the comment thing before i commented here. i would go with the grey leopard. i love leopard especially when it’s mono-chrome. 🙂

  4. It’s a toss up between the pink lace & the black shimmer…you’d have to help me decide if I win 😉

  5. The black shimmer are adorable! ?

  6. The Fiesta Stripe ones are adorable!

  7. I’d choose the GREY/BLACK LACE FLATS.

  8. How cute! I love the gray/black lace version.

  9. elizabeth m says:

    I think I would choose the Blue/Black Lace Flats.

  10. Fun! I’ve always been more of a boots and heels girl so I’d love to be sold on a great pair of flats! 🙂 I think my favorite are the grey snake print, but those dot ones you have on are pretty cute too. Such a fun giveaway!

  11. Ooh I’d totally pick the shimmering gold ones!

  12. I know I already said this on IG, but I’ve heard so many awesome things about these flats! I need to be a little more careful about the flats I wear since I’m on my feet walking from one end of the school to the other every 30 min. 🙂 In other words…I need flats with some decent cushion/support! I think I would go with the Grey/Black or the polka dot ones you got. As you said, I want too many of them as well!! 🙂

  13. I really like the gray and black lace but the polka dots are super cute too. So hard to choose!

  14. The True Red Flats are too cute!!

  15. I can’t decide – plain black, nude with black cap, or the black and white dots.

    Super cute!

  16. All so cute but I’d go with a basic black or the polka dots like you’re wearing.

  17. Christy Ryman says:

    Loving those houndstooth flats!

  18. Those sound perfect for me!! Being on my feel for about 8 hours a Sayin a flats/tennis shoe/ boot kind of girl too!!

  19. I love the grey and black leopard print!!

  20. I love reading your posts. I would choose the grey leopard print flats.

  21. The love the red flats.

  22. I’d love the red flats!!!

  23. I’d get the black with black jelly flat!

  24. I’m LOVING these shoes!! I have the camel colored leopard ones…but the Red or the ones you pick would be next on my list!!

  25. I’d probably go for something simple like shimmering black it gray/black or white/black lace.

  26. It’s so hard to choose a favorite, but I think I’d go with the Sand Stripe Flats!

  27. Oh these are so cute! I have to say, you got the best pair! Though the fiesta stripe is pretty adorable too!! ?

  28. I’d probably get classic black.

  29. Oh my goodness, they are all so adorable! I think I would choose the red/black houndstooth or the camo flats. Great giveaway!

  30. Would love a pair. I love the ones you are wearing!

  31. Shimmering denim!!!

  32. Kim Henrichs says:

    I’m loving the Bluebird/Gold flats!!

  33. i like true red or the shimmering gold!

  34. Mindy Montgomery says:

    I love them all! I think I would pick the shimmering gold.

  35. Cassie Jentner says:

    I like the gray leopard.

  36. I would choose the True Red. It’s out of my usual comfort zone but I just adore them. I’m so happy to hear about comfortable flats, I can’t walk in heels but many flats are just as uncomfortable. Great story behind the company!

  37. Love the nude ones!!!!

  38. Love the Sand/Charcoal Snake print. Need some new comfy flats!!!

  39. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d get the Blue/Black Lace Flats!

  40. Love these! Would love to win plus I was just thinking I needed a new pair of flats!

  41. I would choose the Floral Rose Magenta Flats.

  42. Blue indigo shoes; need navy flats and these are beautiful!

  43. I really like the Sand/Charcoal Snake Print.

  44. I like the shimmering black flats. But there are others I like too!

  45. The indigo striped for my jeans

  46. so many pretty ones to pick from! i am loving the indigo stripe!

  47. I like the gray and black lace and the houndstooth/black

  48. I would pick the shimmering gold flats if I won! So pretty!

  49. I’d pick the true red flats!


  50. I really love the Floral Rose Magenta Flats
    Thank You for the chance

  51. I’d pick the black on black flats. I don’t have a pair of black flats at the moment and it’s a huge gaping hole in my shoe wardrobe, meager though that wardrobe is. These look so perfect!

  52. Black or leopard

  53. Jennifer A. says:

    I’d pick the pink and green pair!

  54. I think I’d have to pick the black ones with white polk-a-dots because then I could pair them with just about anything.

  55. I think I would choose the True Red flats

  56. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I would choose the blue/black lace flats!

    Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  57. I think I’d pick the indigo flats.

  58. could definitely use versatile black!

  59. I want the sand stripe flats!


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