The Punch Of Purple Satin Grishkos
I have decided to start a new category today. Colored pointe shoes. Although I am a die-hard pink satin traditionalist, some pointe shoe colors really cause me an emotional reaction. I guess all colors cause us to feel one thing or the other.
I happen to love the look of traditional pink satin for pointe shoes. My second choice would be a beautiful and pristine white satin.
I was really floored by the punch of these purple Grishkos. Wow, are those some bright shoes! The vamps seem to go on for miles and miles. For a purple lover, that wouldn’t be a bad thing. What do bright purple pointe shoes say to you?
Do I like them? Well, let’s just say that I approach colored pointe shoes with caution…..
Of course, satin comes in various shades for theatrical effects and not all ballet performances are classical in nature.
Pawlowa’s In Black Satin
What do you think of when you see black satin pointe shoes? For some reason, I picture evil queens and sorcerer’s wreaking havoc with people’s lives or some really spicy Latin ballet dance.
Looking at black pointe shoes makes me lose the sense of romance that traditional pastel-colored ballet shoes have always held for me. This is just my own personal response to darker colored ballet shoes.
These black Pawlawa’s by Paul’s of Germany are beautifully shaped and meant to last with the built-in suede toe cap.They appear slightly odd and mismatched from the lighter gray toe caps, but seem to be a really popular shoe model in Germany.
To me, black pointe shoes are mysterious, edgy, racy and slightly dangerous.This is before going on pointe ! Personally, black satin is not my favorite as I find it the exact opposite of girly pink, which I love.
How do you feel about black satin for pointe shoes? Do you find them ugly and un-ballet like or do you really, really want a pair?