by Catherine L. Tully
If you are a vegan dancer, or if you are simply an animal lover, you may want to consider purchasing slippers from Cynthia King Vegan Ballet Slippers. These ballet shoes are made without the use of animal products, and are therefore, cruelty-free. This is also connected to habitat conservation and clean waterways, as livestock production often has a heavy impact on the environment around it.
If you would like to be a part of this conservation effort, it stands to reason you may want to think about using dance shoes that stand behind these principles. Currently, Cynthia King Vegan Ballet Slippers offers three different types of shoes – one designed specifically for professional dancers. Here is some information on each:
1. Original Vegan Ballet Slippers
This is the original line of vegan slippers manufactured by Cynthia King Ballet Slippers. They are canvas shoes with a pleated toe, stretch drawstring and non-slip sole. These shoes are available in both full and split sole options for children, and in split sole for adults. All of the options are available in pink, and the adult split sole also comes in black. The shoes are $24.99, plus shipping and handling.
The next variety of shoe offered is the Activiste. A light pink canvas option for children, it features many of the same elements of the original shoe (pleated toe, stretch drawstring, canvas material), along with an improved non-slip split sole that provides optimal grip, a u-shaped vamp, and light cushioning at the ball and heel of the foot. It is available in light pink. This line retails for 26.95, plus shipping and handling.
The third option is a line of shoes that was created with the professional and pre-professional dancer in mind. The Pro-Line has all the features of the Activiste (pleated toe, improved split sole with optimal grip, stretch drawstring, u-shaped vamp, light ball and heel cushion), along with it’s own unique “blush” color. In addition, this line features a special stretch canvas upper. Available for both adults and young adults, these shoes retail for $32.95, plus shipping and handling.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Cynthia King Vegan Ballet Slippers, see our post about the company here. To purchase shoes, find out sizing details, or to read more about Ms. King, please visit their website.
Disclosure: 4dancers was compensated for writing this post.