How Do You Wear Ballet Shoes With Ribbon?

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Ballet shoes with ribbon have been a popular style of footwear for dancers since the 18th century. They provide support, flexibility and comfort while dancing.

While the basic design of these shoes hasn’t changed much over the years, the way they are tied can be quite a challenge. Knowing how to properly tie your ballet shoes with ribbon can help you achieve a secure, comfortable fit and look great on stage.

Step 1: Put on your ballet shoes and make sure they fit properly. Ballet shoes should fit snugly around your feet with no extra space between your feet and the shoe. If there is too much space, you may need to adjust the laces or buy a new pair.

Step 2: Thread the ribbons through the eyelets at the top of each shoe. Start from one side of each shoe and thread the ribbon through one eyelet at a time until it reaches the other side. Make sure to pull gently so that it’s not too tight.

Step 3: Tie a knot at each end of both ribbons. For best results, use an overhand knot or double knot for extra security.

Step 4: Wrap one end of both ribbons around each ankle and tie them in front. You should tie them so that they are snug but not too tight – this will ensure that they stay in place while dancing.

Step 5: To finish off your look, tie a bow in front of each ankle using both ends of both ribbons. Make sure to leave enough slack so that it looks neat but still allows you to move comfortably while dancing.


Wearing ballet shoes with ribbon takes practice but once you get used to it you’ll find that it’s relatively easy to do. With just five simple steps you can achieve a secure fit and stylish look for any dance performance or class.