Sheila Beelam Posted June 10, 2012 Share Posted June 10, 2012 I've just taken delivery of a large order of ballet shoes - but they are far from perfect.. The supplier is one of the biggest in the ballet world but common faults are: ~ Glue marks on satin on pointe shoes... ~ Paper(?) left in between folds of satin under the toe of the pointe shoe... ~ Where the maker have stamped their brand in black on the inside of the canvas shoes, at the side by the heel, a dark mark can be seen on the outside of the shoe... ~ Holes in satin!! ~ seam on the instep of canvas shoes fraying ~Yellow glue marks on canvas shoes I was frankly shocked that I'm going to have to return about 40% of the stock...needless to say I am also stocking elsewhere now! However, as a consumer I am fussy about my shoes. Clearly holes or fraying fabric must be rejected but having seen my ballet shoes after a couple of classes OH thinks I'm toooo fussy about marks... I know the shoes will be marked after their first use, but there is something special about a brand new pristine pair of shoes...isn't there?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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