Pas De Deux Pointe Shoes- A Green Approach To Ballet Waste

Do you hate waste?  Apparently, this very new French brand, Pas De Deux, does  too. Inspired by the mountains of used pointe shoes that are tossed away by The Paris Opera Ballet, they decided to offer an alternative choice for dancers; pointe shoes constructed of organic recycled materials.

I stumbled upon this brand by accident on Facebook and find their Eco-friendly, green approach to pointe shoe making as contemporary and futuristic as using  high-tech materials.  The truth is, all of those tossed out pointe shoes from professional companies have to go somewhere.

This company is so new, they don’t have a website yet.  The company debuted in early April 2019 on Facebook.  At the moment, they are using a Google Form to take orders. Because of this, I will hold off adding them to the sidebar.

Finding Pas De Deux and their concept made me think about something I rarely consider; just how long does it take for a pointe shoe to decompose at the landfill? It makes you think, doesn’t it?

I really look forward to a fully designed website ( if they are planning one) with an About Page and detailed specifications on the shoe models. I want  to learn more about the man in the video, the model names, and the location in Paris where they are made.

How do you feel about the subject of waste when it comes to pointe shoes? Should we even try to make a dent in how the planet is affected by the vast amounts of used shoes dance theaters have to throw away?

Pas de Deux Pointes on Facebook

UPDATE  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2019 – The video that was posted above went blank, so it was removed. Their Facebook page has also vanished. They may be blocking viewers, restyling their brand, or have already gone out of business.

2 responses to “Pas De Deux Pointe Shoes- A Green Approach To Ballet Waste

  1. Interesting. I understand that a pair of pointe lasts for about 10 classes. That is a week for a professional.

    I have designed a support structure that makes it possible to stand on pointe with out any weight on the toes. I will soon have size 12, US female, ready for testing. Do you know of any ballet dancers that would test my shoes?

    Dennis

    dennispointe@gmail.com 201-857-2813 answer machine

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  2. Hello Dennis,
    Thank you for stopping by. I personally don’t know anyone who could test your shoes, but there is a forum online called Dance.net where hundreds of pointe students are registered.

    They are always looking for a perfect shoe, so it could be worth trying there.

    http://www.dance.net/

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