As far as fashion stalwarts that stand the test of time go, beautifully crafted handbags are a common favorite — as are classically tailored overcoats and cashmere separates. For some people, it’s a good pair of shoes, particularly handmade, hand-stitched, buttery-soft ballet flats. After spending far too much time over the past year perusing the upcoming season’s selection of fine footwear, it’s clear to us that ballet flats have a whole new look. Balletcore is where it’s at. Where once there were only leather options in neutral shades, now there are radiant hues, dazzling embellishments, and funky straps…and we are here for it.