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Ballet Slippers
Ballet Slippers
Ballet Slippers
Ballet Slippers

Ballet Slippers

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• Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
• 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

This shirt is so soft that you will relevé your way to the gym.

  • Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
  • 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
  • Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

Whenever we think of ballerinas, we always think of two accessories that are associated with it, the tutu and ballet slippers. Tutus are cosmetic, but the ballet slippers are essential to the performance of a ballerina. Ever wondered what ballet slippers are made of? 

Ballet slippers are thin and soft, usually made with leather, canvas, or satin. Among the three materials, leather slippers last the most. Canvas slippers are the least expensive, while satin slippers are for formal performances only. 

Soles of ballet slippers are made from leather that grips the floor firmly. These soles do not reach the edge of the slippers, which helps out in flexibility. Newly designed slippers also have split soles, which further improve flexibility. To properly secure the slippers, elastics are used, with either a single band across the arch of the foot or with two bands that form an “X” at the top of the arch.

The most common ballet slippers are called pointe shoes. Ballerinas use these when they are doing an en pointe dance, a dance performed on the tip of their toes. Pointe shoes are used because it allows ballerinas to appear light-footed, graceful, and even close to flying, showing the art of the ballet in its fullest.

Ballerinas beat their ballet shoes first before using them. By beating the shoes and wearing out its flexibility, it becomes molded and fit for the ballerina. Since ballerinas use these slippers for more than 10 hours a day, they go through the slippers pretty fast. 

Here’s a video of the whole process of making ballet shoes if you want to get your geek on.

Launched on: April 13, 2020