"As my entire focus is the care and education of dancers' health, MDM shoes are a perfect addition to my work in rehabilitating and developing dancers"
Lisa Howell, Founder of Perfect Form Physiotherapy and The Ballet Blog
"I encourage all students to train in MDM shoes. The design assists the students to control their metatarsals which encourages the foot not to pronate, all essential in the training of safe dance."
Marie Walton-Mahon, RAD Vocational examiner and founder of the Progressing Ballet Technique
"I want to say a huge 'Thank you' for this wonderful invention to help protect dancers' feet. Now I feel protected, especially when jumping."
Maria Khoreva, Vaganova Ballet Academy
"It was during my time at The Australian Ballet that I was introduced to your MDM ballet shoes. I can't even begin to describe how much freedom I gain from wearing MDM. I've found that not only do your shoes fit me well, it has helped me physically - I used to suffer from feet/ankle problems. Overall this has improved my confidence and I couldn't think of dancing in any other shoe."
Cameron Hunter, Staatsballet Berlin, Germany
"I love the design concept behind this wonderful product; instant support and comfort! The perfect partner for dancers (and teachers)."
John Byrne, Artistic Director, Classical Dance Australia Syllabus
“This unique and innovatively designed shoe gives an aesthetically pleasing line and is an ideal shoe for a young dancer’s “growing” foot. It provides anatomical support while improving alignment of the lower leg.”
Janne Blanch, Teacher of Ballet & Allied Studies at VCASS
I am absolutely loving the MDM shoes. Especially how they give support in the back of the foot and the connection with the floor. I’ve been having some slight problems with my foot and these shoes have been what I’ve reached for everyday!
Moa Andreasson, Royal Swedish Ballet School
"As a clinical Dance Physiotherapist, my goal in life is injury prevention for our dancers. The biomechanics, dynamic structural support and mindset of the MDM foot wear play a large role in my treatment prescription"
Jenni Guest. Principal Physiotherapist at Smart Health.
"A ballet shoe that not only supports the foot, helps with rolling but also makes the foot work using the metatarsal to strengthen. It gives a better line to even the weaker foot. I can teach and dance in MDM shoes all day. As an ex professional ballet dancer I highly recommend these shoes to the student, dancer and teacher."
Benita Whalley, Elite Classique Coaching
I had been looking for a pair of teaching shoes for a year now as my legs and feet were increasingly unable to compete with the demands of long days on my feet - I tried the new mdm CURVE jazz shoes on my 12 hour day and could not have been happier - my legs have never felt better after a long day ! Not only this but they do not mark our harlequin floor like other jazz shoes do! I have recommended them to my staff and students as our preferred jazz shoe - thank you mdm!
Joanne Grace, Joanne Grace School of Dance
"These are the shoes we choose to put on our wee ballerinas feet. She has absolutely loved them from the first moment they were hand delivered to the studio and now refuses to wear anything else! The support in these shoes for her delicate growing feet are visibly noticeable. We have supreme confidence in MDM ballet shoes."
Tanya Filas, Facebook
"Thank you for your amazing customer service. I had to order a new pair of shoes for my daughters exam. It was lovely to unpack her shoes and see a little note wishing her good luck with her exams. Thank you for caring, it made her day."
Sue Mooney, Facebook
"I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for saving my feet! I've had trouble with my arches cramping since I was sixteen but it's gotten far worse since last September. I haven't had ANY problems since I started wearing the Intrinsics. Seriously, miracle work.
Kylie Casino, Facebook
Dancer's feet are better supported, stronger and more stable in MDM shoes. The support system in MDM dance shoes encourage the use of foot intrinsic muscles to develop strength. It also corrects, not only foot alignment, but knees and hips - helping prevent lower limb injuries that occur from poor technique."
Haydee Ferguson, Portside Physiotherapy
"Last year I made the decision to recommend MDM footwear to my students. Very quickly we are seeing the benefits with students reporting a heightened level of alignment awareness and muscular development. The aesthetics of the MDM canvas ballet and tight is my preference for RAD examination students of JMAB."
Jane Moore, JMAB Principal
"I have no hesitations in recommending and encouraging students and teachers to try the MDM range of ballet shoes"
"The ease of online purchase as well as accurate online fitting tools makes them a perfect choice for busy mums! From a teaching point of view, I love the way they look on my students' feet (and the way they feel on mine!)."
Sinead Vidler, Director of Academy Ballet
"MDM have invested years of research into this sound product and have designed a beautiful ballet shoe that supports and strengthens the foot in addition to fitting like a glove and looking good."
Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy
"Tim and the team have been amazing with fittings and personalised support for our families. The online ordering system is easy and the presentation of the product is stunning. Our students feet look beautiful and I can teach all night in my ballet shoes."
Heidi Dalton-O'Hehir, Dance3D
"I feel more supported, stronger and more stable. I taught RAD in them all day last Saturday and still didn't want to remove them. They are truly a revolutionary shoe. I am a convert."
Nerida Harrison, RAD Classical Ballet Teacher
"MDM shoes are the ballet shoes of the future - but they are available now. Many of our students have been wearing MDM shoes since the end of 2014 – with great enthusiasm!"
Jane Allyn, Ecole Vocational Ballet Training
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my fabulous shoes, they are absolutely brilliant. I broke my foot for the second time almost 10 years ago and not a day has gone by where I haven't been in pain. I now have arthritis in my joint and I have enough trouble walking so dancing has just been out of the question. Of course I can teach but demonstrating is really hard. So.......can you imagine my joy when tonight for the very first time in almost 10 years, I was able to walk and demonstrate a little WITHOUT PAIN? Without hesitation I will be recommending my students buy your shoes and I can't wait for for you to add tap shoes to your collection.
Melody Montgomery, Melbourne
"My daughter danced in them tonight and was absolutely thrilled with them as for the first time in a long while she had no pain through her ballet class."
Kim Van Ommen
"I absolutely love these shoes! They provide more arch support than any jazz shoe I have tried, and MDM's claims that the shoes help dancers sense and correct pronation have definitely proven true for me. (Protract Jazz Shoe)"
Isabel Asra, Baltimore, MD
"I wear these with my pointe shoes and it has taken away the fatigue, aches and strains that come with dancing on pointe. It really seems to have extended my ability to dance. Love the support - would highly recommend them. (Exo Foot Glove)"
Molsmama, Seattle, WA
"I couldn't believe the difference in my bar warmup! I could feel the support and resistance immediately. (Intrinsic Canvas Split Sole)"
Students, Orlando, FL
We have used the MDM shoe on a child that rolled very badly with success."
Janice Heale, The Dance Centre
"...my feet don't feel any pain after long hours of dancing. Worth every penny. (Protract Jazz Shoe)"
Kary, Ontario, Canada
"They help my feet think!"
Natalie, Lisa Clark Dance Centre
"I LOVE these - very supportive, yet the added resistance makes your feet burn by petit allegro (in a good way!)"
Contempisrad, Brisbane, Australia
"These shoes make my feet work more, so I have gained strength since I started wearing them. I will probably never buy another brand of ballet slipper again..."
Ballet Teacher, Sacramento, CA
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