The Synchrony is an innovative design on a split sole ballet flat, developed for interdisciplinary work - lyrical, ballet and gymnastics. The stretch and durable canvas molds to the shape of foot to ensure a sleek and streamline fit. In place of the binding and cord, the ballet upper has flat elastic that reduces pressure on the Achilles tendon and dorsal surface of the foot on contact with the floor. This eliminates bruising from pressure where the drawstring would otherwise be knotted. For extra stability inside the shoe is a unique inner design of silicone dots on the front and heel pads which maintain the contact grip between the foot and shoe creating a firm marriage between the two. The wide kidney shaped suede out sole front pad shoe allows a wider spread for extra metatarsal comfort and the modified curved heel shape reflects the contour of the heel when pointing. Pre sewn criss cross elastic means no sewing is required so the shoes are ready to wear immediately. Stretch durable canvas – Molds to foot to ensure a smooth sleek fit Flat elastic binding – Relieves pressure and bulkiness on the upper foot Inside silicone dots on inner pads – Maintains grip and contact between the foot and the shoe Pre sewn X elastic – No sewing required, so shoes are ready to wear immediately Suede wide kidney shaped out sole front pad – Wider spread for metatarsal comfort Curved heel shape – Reflects the contour of the heel especially when pointing FITTING GUIDE: For children's sizes, use same as street size, for women's sizes, subtract 2 to 2.5 sizes down from street.