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A step above. The wait is finally over! Elevate your experience with the new elite-level Mariia MX Shoe collection, specially endorsed by dance industry professionals. Skillfully-crafted, line-enhancing, and made-to-last, it?s time to slip into luxury. Shoes are carefully packed with Mariia tissue paper in a beautifully tailored shoe box with the iconic Mariia crown logo. And each pair comes with a free Mariia mesh shoe bag!
Arch-enhancing ballet slippers features a soft stretch canvas that beautifully hugs the foot, attached crisscross elastic straps, and comfortable vegan toe and heel pads with amazing cushion. The no drawstring design also provides beautiful, clean lines. See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.
Canvas Upper/Vegan Sole
Premium vegan stretch canvas upper
Instep-hugging arch insert
Drawstring free for tendon health
Better floor connection with lightly cushioned toe and heel pads
I was so excited to finally find a vegan ballet slipper. These are very comfortable and fit like a glove. I appreciate that they come with the straps already sewn on. The padding on the metatarsal is very comfortable especially going up on demi pointe for balance. They wrap around the arch perfectly and enhance the look of the foot. I wasn’t sure about sizing so I ordered two pairs half size difference. The fit was pretty similar. I decided to keep both pairs so I have them for future need or performance. I hope they continue to carry this brand and they expand to make lyrical shoes as well.
My previous ballet flats were Grishko and Bloch Synchrony...both of which I loved. For some reason I got holes in the toes of the Bloch shoe faster than usual, the last 2 pairs, so decided to try another brand. This is a comfortable shoe but the vamp is slightly longer and more baggy than I prefer (I have short toes). I am a solid size 6 in street shoes with an average width (and no bunions). I ordered this shoe in a 6B and the length is perfect. I like there is no drawstring and the elastics are pre-sewn. The canvas is a little thin...hoping they are durable.
I am so grateful that Discount Dance FINALLY offers a vegan ballet slipper option, and a quality one at that, too! When Grishko stopped making theirs, I was so sad that I had no other decent options to turn to. But Mariia came to the rescue, and I couldn't be happier! The shoe itself is pretty good with great cushioning and stitching at the arches, though I would say it isn't the prettiest on my feet (compared to, say, Bloch Pro-Elastic slippers) because of the thicker straps combined with the amount of foot coverage. However, it's nothing that would make me not buy them again. I see that they're sold out so I REALLY hope that indicates their success and that they'll restock soon! There's a significant community of us ballerinas who would love to be able to buy vegan-only products! The only way you could make us beyond blissful would be to now offer a recycling program or option for worn-out shoes, as well. Thanks, Discount Dance!
Finally, a vegan shoe that isn't too expensive and readily available. The problem with other vegan alternatives is that the websites did not offer a trusted payment option.
I would like more colors and wide widths.
Feels good on the foot. Feels supportive. I like the size of the soles though I would like a full sole option.
Also, PLEASE make a shoe with a drawstring. I am so sick of the stretch elastic it is never stretchy enough and cuts into my heels.
Very pleased so far. Have recommended on instagram, possibly why the sell out, and would buy again.
Thank You for making a vegan ballet slipper. Now work on a vegan pointe shoe that doesn't cost a fortune.