Nothing sucks more than finally getting the long awaited package in the mail with your new ballet shoes to only open it up, try them on, and not like them. I came across these new ballet shoes from a newer company known as MDM. They came into the market in 2011 I believe. Their new, one of a kind shoes, are made with a type of arch support system in them. They come in either canvas or leather. I ordered the canvas because that’s what I’ve been dancing in. One of the only reasons I switched from using leather shoes to canvas ones was because of the metatarsal pain I was getting in the leather ones. I put these no slip ball of foot cushions in my old leather shoes to help with the pain, but it didn’t cure it all the way. So I decided to try a canvas shoe on the recommendation of LB. I now currently wear Bloch Adult “Pro-Elastic” shoes. Ever since I got them I haven’t had any metatarsal pain. I don’t even need to put in cushions. Awesome, I know, right?!
So then my curious little self came across these new canvas shoes. I told LB all about them and we decided to both give them a try. I sadly did not like them from the moment I put them on. For a company that is run by ex-professional dancers you think this shoe would have been better. First off, the color is ugly. They are so light pink they almost look white. Gross. They were a little tight on me, but the next size up would have been too big. I tried to dance in them one night at class only to find that they stuck to the ground. I did not like them. The built in arch support is nice, but the shoe’s overall look is just not going to cut it for me. Since I only danced in them once, for about 30 minutes, I’m most likely going to try to sell them on eBay. I was very disappointed in them. They did nothing to make my feet look better than my current shoes already do.
Here are the cushions that I have used in the past in my ballet shoes. I highly recommend them!
Here are the MDM Canvas Ballet Shoes. At least they came with a cute little satin dust bag??
What type/brand of ballet shoes do you wear?
Do you ever wish you could design your own ballet shoes or leotards?