Many studies conducted around the world show that badly designed footwear is one of the key causes of the majority of foot, leg and back problems. In fact, in countries where shoes are not worn, only 3% of these problems occur, compared to shoe-wearing populations.
Restrictions placed on the foot by conventionaly designed dance shoes, inhibit the optimal biomechanical function of the foot and ankle, which leads to a weaker structure, associated discomfort, and a host of painful symptoms.
At Ray Rose, our main priority is to produce shoes for dancers of all ages and abilities which are not only comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but which also provide optimum support to help you stay fit and healthy, and allow you to dance at your best for as long as needed.
In this section, we outline a number of important design/material features and the benefits which they provide.