Ballet Shoes Warning
After seeing the movie Black Swan, many people are encouraged to learn and try dancing ballet. Dancing ballet requires you to wear light weight ballet shoes or ballet slippers that are sometimes made of flexible thin soles, satin, canvas and soft leather.
Recently, experts warned that people should take precautions in wearing ballet shoes because these shoes put pressure on the back, hip and knees.
Podiatrist Lorraine Jones said "Professional dancers are no strangers to the perils of ballet shoes, which offer the feet little cushioning, leaving the lower leg and foot to absorb the full impact of movement".
"This puts increased pressure on the knees, hip and back, which over time can increase a person’s chance of developing arthritis. The lack of support offered by the shoe can also lead to painful muscle strain."
If you really want to learn ballet, then purchase a shoe that gives your feet a lot better support and comfort.