Ballet shoes. They are almost a right of passage for every little girl whether she is enrolled in dance class or not. There's quite possibly nothing cuter than a little girl twirling and dancing in a tutu and a pair of slippers. You have probably seen ballet shoes for sale in Walmart or Payless or other department stores. Yes, they may be a few bucks cheaper than our in-house brand, however the price difference is well worth it. Meet some of the ballet shoe styles that are the things dance teachers' nightmares are made of:
"You're Bound to Bust It"
These are the distant, homebody cousin to the ballet shoe. They favor but have nothing in common. They are meant for snuggling at home, keeping little toes warm and comfy and are not much different from socks. They are house slippers and were not intended for dancing. They do not mix well with vinyl dance floors, at all. Trust us on this one, slick as ice and you'll never see a pretty little toe point in these puppies.
also known as the "Backbreaker"
The thin little laces look innocent enough but don't be fooled! They are laced with a bit of silk or slime or something that will cause them to untie at the most subtle of movements. And at three years old, you aren't hearing a word that's said until someone TIES. IT. BACK. Stopping to tie a shoe (or 14) makes it tricky to keep class flowing seamlessly. Tuck the laces into the shoe you say? No way, this will drive a three year old to a whole other level! So let's say goodbye to laces forever (our backs thank you!)
And now... drumroll please....HERE THEY ARE! The most beautiful slippers ever! We can see pointed toes and we can see arches. And there are no strings attached! Notice the elastic insert in the arch--this will allow your dancer's foot to grow a good bit before she needs to size up, too. We love our Revolution Brand stretch ballet shoes. And now, you know why!