Shopping The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers  

Jessica Lawshe
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The art of ballet would be nowhere without the beautiful ballet shoe. Whether you're just starting your practice, or if you're a prima ballerina, the perfect ballet shoe can make all the difference when it comes to your jetés and relevés. That's exactly why we've put together this list of best ballet shoe brands. 

When looking for a standard soft ballet shoe, you'll have to pick between leather, canvas, or satin material, based on what they will be used for. For example, since satin wears quickly, those are usually just worn during performances. If you have graduated into dancing en pointe, you'll have a number of decisions to make when it comes to the box (the enclosure at the top of the foot), the sole, and the shank (which supports the arch) of the shoe.  

While you've most likely heard of the big name brands like Bloch, Capezio, and Sansha, there are a number of obscure and international brands like Wear Moi and Principal that create beautiful ballet shoes and pointe ballet shoes that are popular with girl and boy dancers alike. Because there are numerous options and brands, dancers will often cycle through ballet shoe brands until they determine a fit and look that they love. 

Before you purchase your next ballet shoe, take a look at our list of best ballet shoes brands. You never know what your new favorite brand may be unless you try them. Vote up the brand that makes you feel like the prima ballerina you long to be. 

list ordered by

1
273 95
Bloch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

2
189 63
Capezio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

3
150 49
Grishko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

4
124 51
Gaynor Minden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

5
94 36
Freed of London is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

6
92 38
Russian Pointe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

7
53 36
So Danca is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

8
66 52
Sansha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

9
31 23
Suffolk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

10
24 18
Sonata is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

11
33 30
Wear Moi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

12
19 20
Prima Soft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

13
20 25
Chacott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

14
10 17
MDM is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

15
11 22
Merlet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

16
11 24
Gamba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

17
8 20
Danshuz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

18
6 17
Dansgirl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

19
8 21
Leo's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

20
9 23
Theatricals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

21
10 25
Principal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

22
5 17
Cameo Dancewear Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

23
5 17
Evidence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

24
6 19
Degas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

25
7 21
Mice Fiesta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

26
4 16
Ushi Nagar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

27
4 16
KH Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

28
7 24
The Adara Dancewear Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

29
3 16
Swan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers

30
3 16
Papillon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballet Shoe Brands for Dancers