What is it about red pointe shoes that makes them so special? Not only is red an attention-getting color, the effect is magnified when done in reflective satin. Those of us who have never seen a pair in real life, yet alone danced in them, can only imagine what such a hot color would feel like on the feet.
Red Pointe Shoes Are Drama Plus
No dancer can slip on a pair of fire-engine red pointe shoes and sneak past unnoticed. She might be able to slip by without too much notice in her practice leotards wearing pink satin shoes, but everyone will notice a red satin shoe. Red is total drama.
The Meaning Of The Color Red
Colors evoke emotional responses in humans. The color red is the color of passion. It represents energy, heat, desire, anger, romance and even danger. Red is also the color of stimulation.
Relaxing In Red Is Hard To Do
When you think about relaxation, fiery red satin shoes usually don’t come to mind.
Looking at these bright Dansgirl pointe shoes might keep me up past my bedtime tonight. They are electrifying and young-at-heart. Do I like them? I don’t know. At my age, passionate shoe colors could be bad for my health. It may take years for me to adjust my pink satin brain to the idea of pointe shoes coming in so many vibrant, high-voltage shades. Either way, it certainly is fun to write about them.
This video below, The Red Shoes, depicts a fantastic representation of the magic of red pointe shoes. Remember Dorothy’s red sequined shoes in The Wizard Of Oz? Somehow, those shoes wouldn’t have carried much magic if they were brown. Moira Shearer is fascinating to watch as she becomes entrapped by the energy of those fiery red satin pointe shoes.