The "Elemental" is a split sole leather ballet slipper that has been specifically designed to supersede the full sole ballet slipper. The shoe contains a patent applied support and strengthening substructure built into the shoe. The structure is designed to impose a level of controlled resistance to the muscles of the lower leg each time the foot points and flexes, building strength and stability over time. The structure is shaped to envelop the heel and arch which offers the dancer an unrivaled level of protection. It supports the foot and arch and allows the intrinsic muscles to recover when at rest. All this is achieved while maintaining the optimum aesthetics for a longer leg and a clean line.