Black Bait Flats first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2012 seen on Turin blogger rosaspinavintage of rosaspinavintage.com. She wore her black bait flats with a maroon katie-louise ford dress, off white vintage tights, and tawny Lush bag. Since then, Black Bait Flats have grown in popularity as bloggers from Turin and Wellington have discovered them. Black Bait Flats are generally seen in 60s, vintage, and romantic style. A popular type of Black Bait Flats are t-bar.
There are currently 3 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Black Bait Flats. Most recently, blogger rosaspinavintage of rosaspinavintage.com styled her black bait flats with a navy max&co sweater, navy Orla Kiely bag, and off white alexandra grecco skirt.