On Pointe

by jennine on October 9, 2008

Did you ever dream of being a ballerina? Was ‘plié and up’ the the furthest you got? Well, it was for me. I bailed out of ballet in the 2nd grade.

Did you ever dream of being a ballerina? Was ‘plié and up’ the the furthest you got? Well, it was for me. I bailed out of ballet in the 2nd grade. I did convince my mom to buy me ballet flats instead of the regular green and white Adidas I normally wore.

For those of us who never made it to dancing sur les pointes, Sonny Vandevelde captured the  Junko Shimada show where the most unusual ballet heels, not quite ballet boots or ballet flats, these are a bit more forgiving with plexi heels and a platform. On the models, they certainly give the illusion of dancing sur les pointes… without ALL the foot damage.

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Lisa Marie October 9, 2008 at 8:05 am

I absolutely love these. All heels give an illusion of height and swagger, but these also give the illusion of form! absolutely beautiful.

Poochie October 9, 2008 at 8:09 am

I’m totally crazy enough to want these. I love them. Very Margiela too. Now… where to find them?

The closest to this I’ve come are these black heels.



jennine October 9, 2008 at 8:13 am

wow… well.. poochie… your shoes are just lovely. i’d be happy with those

who knows where to get these?

Fabulously Broke October 9, 2008 at 9:22 am

I am in LOVE with them!

Am going to link this

Patti October 9, 2008 at 11:42 am

Oh dear- from someone who danced on pointe for many years, I can tell you that these shoes are much more dangerous!! Yikes- not worth an injury!!!

The Stiletto Effect October 9, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Hi J :)
love those heels!

jennine October 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm

@fabulously thanks!
@patti… well, of course, if you danced, it would be less dangerous.. though it don’t think these shoes are as dangerous as prada’s ss09 heels!

su… great to see you!

missmilki October 10, 2008 at 5:17 am

So cool! I always wanted to be a ballerina!

Market Publique October 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm

I love those! They are my childhood dream realized! I also quit ballet early, after a month, telling my mom that we just did the same thing over and over again (plié) and all I wanted was to dance in a tutu in the theater… but not enough to plié for a year.

Prêt à Porter P October 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

yah i just saw these on style bubble, and i was thinking it must be quite the effect to see these in motion

diamondsinchampagne November 6, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Oh how I love Shimada, shoe art!

Rebecca February 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I’m crazy enough to attempt a DIY at these. It’s taking some serious time.

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