Let me start off by stating that when it comes to the battle of Ballet Slippers verse Smoking Slippers, “It’s barefoot or a heel for Moi!”
I don’t see the point in Ballet Slippers as shoes. Just as I don’t see Flip Flops being considered as shoes! Ballet Slippers belong on point on a Ballerina’s foot. Thank you very much! Not to mention that for everyday walking, they, like Flip Flops, are detrimental to your health.
Now the great thing about a Smoking Slipper is that no matter what the price, they are better for your feet, and look elegant on the foot of a woman or a man.
Of course a woman has card blanche to sport whatever she likes,
but for a man I suggest stepping out of the box, and selecting a cool animal print that could be worn casually with jeans or dressy with a tuxedo.