I have been searching for the correct colour of elastics for some time. My dream is for my tights, shoes, ribbons and elastics to all blend together seamlessly. So far the Freed ribbons and GM TLC ribbons both match most pancaked shoes fabulously. But the freed elastics are a garish peach, much stronger than even the peachiest of Freed pointe shoes. They however are perfectly wonderful when it comes to stretch and durability. While the RP elastics are deliciously light coloured to match ballerina tights of the palest prettiest variety, the stretch is the demeaning factor with this product. The weave is slightly too loose, so be prepared for muchos frayage, and sew them tighter than normal it you wish for your heels to stay in your shoes on stage.