MDM Ballet Shoes
Tiny Tutus is a leading developmentally appropriate beginner ballet program teaching the foundational concepts of classical ballet, movement, music appreciation, rhythm and poise. And as an industry leader, we value the importance of wearing correct, well-fitted footwear for dance.
Developing positive postural habits and a greater awareness of physicality from the earliest age is particularly important for children's growing feet, which don’t fully harden into bone for many years. Offering your child the best possible start in the most supportive ballet shoes available is part of Tiny Tutus social responsibility to you; our dance community.
It's for this reason that Tiny Tutus are proud to partner with and highly recommend the MDM ELEMENTAL footwear for your children. They are the most supportive, protective, corrective footwear for dance available, assisting to develop improved kinesthetic awareness and an optimal alignment of the knee, ankle and foot.
Please note, ballet shoes are sized differently to standard shoes, therefore, please print and measure your child's feet against this chart. The reference this sizing guide before selecting a shoe size to order.
|1||Usually suitable for our smallest ballerinas 12-18 months||Approximately size 1 in regular clothes|
|2||Usually, suitable size 2-3 years of age||Approximately size 2 in regular clothes|
|3||Usually, suitable size 3-4 years of age||Approximately size 3 in regular clothes|
|4||Usually, suitable size 4-5 years of age||Approximately size 4 in regular clothes|
|5||Usually, suitable size 5-6 years of age||Approximately size 5 in regular clothes|
|6||Usually, suitable size 6-7 years of age||Approximately size 6 in regular clothes|
|7||Usually, suitable size 7-8 years of age||Approximately size 7 in regular clothes|
|8||Usually, suitable size 8-9 years of age||Approximately size 8 in regular clothes|
One size fits most
**Please note that our ballet shoe sizing IS NOT THE SAME as regular shoe sizing.**
Please measure your ballerina's foot as instructed below and enter the size in the box above in millimetres.
- Measure from the very back of the heel to tip of the longest (not necessarily the big) toe. Please note that shoe sizing starts from 130mm (most 2 years olds start with this little one) xx This is best done while standing on a tape or ruler with your heel against a wall or door. Be sure to align the zero point of your tape correctly.
- Please measure both feet and use the larger of the 2 measurements (however, if there is a large difference between the feet some averaging may be required). It’s best to measure later in the day as foot size tends to increase throughout the day.
Please measure to the nearest millimetre and do not round your measurement - measure carefully using the exact technique described - a few mm may make a difference!
Alternatively, download our printable sizing chart to achieve the perfect fit! *When printing the chart please ensure the 'Page Sizing & Handling' option is set to 'Actual size'*
When measuring your ballerinas feet, please provide exact length of the foot and we will add 0.5-1cm to your measurement for comfort and growth room.