Are There Foot Friendly Ballet Shoes for Dance Classes?

Top down view of two children's feet with 1 ballet shoe on, one shoe off. both wearing footless or stirrup tights to let their toes be free

If you are looking for ballet shoes that are more friendly friendly for dance class, here are some tips:

  • Shoes – Some studios will let you go totally barefoot for classes so it’s worth asking! Otherwise, there are brands of ballet shoes that come in multiple widths like Bloch listed below. Even though the toe box is tapered, the wider widths do give you more material around the outside of the shoes which give more space for the foot to spread out. The options from Oma King have a much wider toe box!
  • Tights – If your studio allows, opt for footless or stirrup tights that won’t restrict toes.
Top down view of a person wearing conventional ballet shoes next to Oma King wide toe box barefoot friendly dance shoes for ballet
Bloch Extra Wide compared to Oma King

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