Designed by Principal ballerina Ashley Bouder, toe pads feature a thin layer of gel inside the fabric of the pads to offer protection without compromising the feel of the floor.
Size: One size (M/L).
Ashley Bouder is the Principal Ballerina for the New York City Ballet. When Ashley's not captivating an audience, she's heading up her collaborative non-profit "The Ashley Bouder Project" which seeks to enable young, forward thinking artists. Ashley's unsurpassed precision and technique carry over into this gorgeous DDS exclusive collection that'll have you looking like the next prima ballerina!
They provided zero comfort, padding or support while wearing pointes. I would honestly return them if I could. I did give it 2 stars just because they feel nice to the touch, seem well made and good quality. Just aren’t going to do what I need them to do.
I got these as a free gift from discount dance (thanks DDS) and I absolutely love them. They are similar to the ouch pouch, a layer of gel between layers of fabric. These however, are a tiny bit thicker but not as thick as a gellows pad. Also, the vamp cut out is very deep so they won't be visible under any shoe. But for me the biggest advantage to these is the price, they're two times less than ouch pouches!
TRUST ME ON THIS REVIEW. I have been using gel pads for most of my dancing career, and every so often I would switch to ouch pads. I never liked the way that fabric pads felt because I would feel the floor and turn better, but never truly be comfortable. After trying these, I absolutely love them. They're SO MUCH cheaper than ouch pouches, 10x more comfortable, and so worth it.
is the inside part of the toe pad gel and the outside layer is fabric?
by: LittleErin (02/21/2015)
Are the toe pads thick and comfortable to dance in? I usually wear the blue colored gel toe pad. Which color gel toe pad would be the most similar to the Ashley Bouder fabric/gel toe pad?
Both the inside and the outside of this toe pad is covered in fabric. It consists of a very thin layer of gel. It is thinner than the blue "990" toe pad. The white "990U" Ultra Lite toe pad is the most similar gel toe pad to the NAB200. - DDS Customer Service (03/10/2015)