Body Wrappers Convertible Tights
Product Type: Pointe Shoe Accessories
Brand: Gaynor Minden
Style Name: TLC Ribbon
Style Number(s): –
Colors Available: White & Light Pink
Sizes Available: One Size
Your feet and ankles deserve some TLC: Tendon Loving Care. Pointe shoe ribbons must tie snuggly to look neat and professional en pointe, but standing flat they can chafe the Achilles tendon. Ouch and sometimes worse. Strategic insertion of elastic makes ribbons comfortable. Ours are super-tidy: ribbon and elastic are the same width and color, meticulously stitched together.
Ribbon: Soft but substantial Polyester
Elastic: Firm yet stretchy Lycra
Color: Pink or White
Manufacturer Website: https://dancer.com/product/tlc-ribbon/
I like these ribbons. The ribbon itself is nice and soft and sturdy. It reminds me of the Russian Pointe ribbon (just a darker shade of pink). The elastic that is sewn in reminds me of the Suffolk elastic – it’s super stretchy.
The elastic length is also wide enough between ribbon pieces to give a nice “margin” of error for sewing these to not irritate the Achilles tendon.
These are definitely worth keeping around and removing off old pairs – they seem like they’ll hold up very well to the stress and strain that we put on ribbons!
Sizing Info: It’s one size – if your ankles are really thick – these may be too small.
Material/Content: Polyester Ribbon and Lycra Elastic
Intro Date: Unknown
Discontinue Date: n/a
Other Notes: These are popular and similar to several other brands of ribbon. So if you’re in a pinch – you can pull them off old shoes or get a different brand.
*A note about prices – while the MSRP is listed – it is just that. Please remember that your local dance store also has to cover shipping costs, lights, rent, other utilities, and oh yeah – HUMANS! When you go into a local dance store – please realize that you are possibly paying a premium for their expertise, knowledge, and having (most) products there on hand. That’s not cheap. Please don’t go “window shopping” there only to save a few bucks. Especially on products under $100, it’s really not worth it. Support your local store. Please. When you do, you validate why we have physical stores and why we, as store owners, dedicate ourselves to providing you with products and knowledge we can stand behind.