Okay they’re not “rinky-dink-real-bought-from-the-store-without-a-heel real”, however they are ballet heels without a heel. I saw something online the other day, KathTea pointed them out to me – they look impossible only due to the uppers being made from vinyl and flimsy at that. However, they may be supposed to be used in the flat position…
Click on link above, or image to go to site. I have no idea about the site as far as their service etc is concerned; but if you want to know where to find these – you can.
HEELLESS BALLET BOOTS
I was not sure how these would perform, but, as you know, I’m a “little trooper” and will try almost everything once within my set of boundaries.
The uppers I am using here come from Devious. The boot is two sizes too big for my foot. The heel length doesn’t matter, because they have no heels. LMAO
Where are the heels ?
I bought another pair of pointe shoes yesterday. The girls in the shop went – “Shock” when I got up onto pointe without any drama at all. She even thought I had nice feet. :-P
The question and answer session was fun, with one of them giving me information about Adult Ballet Pointe Classes – not adult in the explicit “adult” context but “adult” in the sense that rickety old buggers like me are able to do them. So, I think I’ll toddle along for a lesson or two and see how my plies stand up to over 30 years away from the barre.
I’m constructing a pair of vintage style uppers for them from a combo of white leather and a light tan for the embellishments. They will be knee high. :-)
Oh, anyway, cease with the blah de blah.
What do I think?
They lasted with an enpointe look for only a short period of time, even though my toes were not bending up with the shoes, they were sitting to the back…and in the enpointe position. I can’t show you this so you’ll have to take my word.
The toe box crushed right down to where the shank finishes. :-( I hope the ones you can buy online have a longer shank in them if that is really what their intended use is, but the more I look at the description I think you can go “flat” in these boots…
I had a lot of fun, no broken neck or bones. I think a smaller boot would be better provided the toe box was well reinforced and a longer shank put into the welt.
I do apologise for the 20,00- lumen-legs; maybe some sunglasses or a monitor brightness adjustment might help save your eyes from permanent retinal damage!
I have marked this video PG-13.
I would like to experiment a little more with boots such as these. :-D
Stand by. (rethinks next pointe shoe project) lol
your Heels Commando, :-P