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.