A thought experiment.

With all we now know about materials, technique training, the importance of injury prevention, the science of anatomy and physiology, comfort and aesthetics; imagine your ideal ballet shoe...

Knowing what we now know, our ideal ballet shoe would;

  • provide the necessary resistance to activate the muscles of the metatarsal and assist in building strength in that area while moving through tendu.
  • be aesthetically pleasing, contouring around the toes, into the arch and around the heel in one elegant, effortless sweeping line.
  • provide impact protection to absorb shock from landings to assist with dancer longevity.
  • be effortless to fit, seeming to pull on like a glove, hugging the foot in an embrace.
  • assist the dancer to develop an improved awareness and relationship with their foot; between their body and the floor.
  • help them feel their alignment and placement, gently cueing them when they’re in a less than optimal position.
  • be machine washable. 
  • be a more environmentally friendly shoe, using less of our Earth’s finite resources to produce. 
  • grow with the young dancers foot a half size or a full size.
  • go the distance


At MDM we’d never suggest we’ve made the perfect shoe. Because we’ll always be looking to improve; to be a little better tomorrow than we are today. But with our new Intrinsic Profile, we’ve come closer than any shoe ever has. 


The Intrinsic Profile - like you, today we’re one step closer to our dream.


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