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1" T.L.C. Elastic Ribbon

Style No: GMTLC
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Your feet and ankles deserve some TLC: Tendon Loving Care. Pointe shoe ribbons must tie snuggly to look neat and professional en pointe, but standing flat they can chafe the Achilles tendon. Strategic insertion of elastic makes ribbons comfortable.


  • Ribbon and elastic are the same width and color and meticulously stitched together
  • Ribbon is soft yet substantial, polyester elastic is firm yet stretchy
  • Lycra color is peachy pink to match tights and shoes
  • Length: 25''
  • Pack includes 4 ribbons

Elastic / Satin

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  • Anonymous   10/22/2017

    4 star rating


    I absolutely love these ribbons. I have always used stretch ribbon after my terrible experience with cheap ribbons on my first pair of pointe shoes, but I hated the fact that the fully elastic ribbons never did anything but were just for looks. So I went to check out these TLC ribbons based on reviews I saw. I ordered two sets to use on two pairs of shoes but ended up giving one of them to a friend so she could test them out. We both love them now, but at first they were a little frustrating to me since they only wrap around once, so the knot often slips out. But they are a lovely shade of peach, more of a matte finish, and comfortable yet supportive. They look really nice with my Grishko novas and my friend's Bloch Hannahs. Definitely try these right away!

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Amy   08/22/2017

    5 star rating

    This is by far the nicest pointe shoe ribbon my daughter has ever used. In the past she has used the ribbon from Bunheads and liked it but now won't use anything but the Gaynor TLC ribbon. It's a better quality material, the elastic is the same width at the satin material, the color is not too dark, and the ribbon is matte. If you have Russian Pointe's this ribbon will be darker than the shoe.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Yh.   02/20/2017

    3 star rating

    I used to wear elastic ribbons, wanted to try these. But the elastic parts feels too thick for me. But still better than normal ribbons!

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ballet dancer   02/03/2017
    Hermosa Beach,CA

    5 star rating

    I never liked normal ribbons, as I have struggled with achilles tendinitis for many years now. Also, I found them restrictive and uncomfortable. However, stretchy ribbons did not provide adequate support, and I had problems with my heels falling off (especially in new pointe shoes). These ribbons are the perfect combination of the two. They keep my shoe securely on while providing just enough leeway for comfort. The color is just perfect, I wear them with Grishko pointe shoes and Gaynor Minden elastic. I would definitely recommend!

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • KTisserand   12/08/2016

    4 star rating

    These ribbons are very soft and matte, although they seem to have a bit of sheen in this photo. They match ballet pink tights very well. Since they are not really a satiny ribbon they are perfect for anybody who finds the shiny Bloch or Bunheads ribbons ugly. Also, they hold much better when tied. They do not slip around rights near as much. Like Bloch and unlike Bunheads, the elastic sewn into these ribbons perfectly match the width and color of the ribbons so the look is very clean. My only complaint is that the elastic isn't very stretchy and can feel a bit stiff. Regardless, I highly recommend anybody with normal peachy color shoes try these ribbons. They are extremely durable and, aside from the elastic being a bit stuff, very comfy. If you have Grishko or Russian Pointe pointe shoes I recommend the Bunheads Tendonitis ribbons in the light color.

    Age: 19 to 21     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ymz13   09/28/2015

    4 star rating


    The color is a bit more saturated on the ribbons than I expected, but they still work alright with most ballet pink tights. The elastic on the ribbons really works well with my achilles tendon, and the ribbons don't really fray at the ends, though I would still recommended to cinch the ends, just to be safe.

    Age: 22-29    

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  • Kaytee88   04/28/2015

    5 star rating


    I've tried standard satin and the Bloch elastorib, but these are my favorite. Just enough stretch but not too much, and not nearly as shiny as the Bloch. I'll be sticking with these.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • cee7   12/27/2014

    5 star rating


    Since I had been dealing with achilles tendonitis for a while, a few friends advised me to try these ribbons. I was a bit skeptical at first but I ordered them. After trying these, I know I will never be wearing any other ribbon! These have the perfect amount of give for my achilles, yet still provide ample strength to keep the sides of my pointe shoe pulled snug against my arch. Plus, the Gaynor Minden double sided ribbon can't be beat. I have already recommended these to my friend and she loves them too!

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ILOVELEOTARDS   11/03/2014

    5 star rating


    After throwing the bloch elastorib out in disgust for its shinyness; desperately sewing the strange bunheads flexiribbon back together after it fell apart AGAIN; and even making my own poor examples of elastic insert ribbon, GM saved the day. I like GM, someday we will probably all catch up to the ingenuity that has been going on there for years. I don't even wear their shoes yet, but they certainly lead the field in comfort for dancers. TLC ribbon is appropriately coloured for most pointe shoes, (reminiscent of Freed ribbons). The elastic insert is AS WIDE AS THE RIBBON. And nothing is shiny. At last. TLC has not fallen apart on any of the 5 pairs of shoes I am using it on. I expect a long and happy reusable lifespan from these miracles of nature.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Mary     10/07/2018

    How long are the riboons unstretched?

    My daughter likes to wrap them around her ankle a few timesI read a review saying they were short.

    Each piece is approximately 25 inches.
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  • akuasaphir     09/30/2018
    Chicago-il     Age: 15 to 18    

    How many ribbions come in this pack?

    There are 4 ribbons per package.
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