Once your dancer has developed the appropriate arch and foot strength from wearing our full sole ballet shoes, it's time to step into a split ballet slipper! This premium leather ballet shoe is designed for young dancers with a pre-sewn, crisscross elastic and a soft, drawstring free elastic binding. The full grain leather uppers contour effortlessly to the shape of the foot for exquisite lines and supreme comfrot. a hidden elastic casing that connects the suede sole patches keep the shoe snugly on the foot while beautifully highlighting the arch. Eurotard's signature flattened, elongated metatarsal pleating improves the fit, feel and look of the shoe without having any bumps or buldges underneath the toes.