Full sole vs split sole: what’s the difference?
It seems that a question every dancer is bound to ask themselves at least once is – to wear a full sole or split sole? In a dance form where movement is centred around your feet, it is important that your ballet shoe fits perfectly so that you can get the most out of each step.
Providing arch support, full sole ballet shoes force a dancer to train their feet muscles and build strength. Most beginners start with them because they enforce proper technique and help with building muscle memory. Our full sole ballet flats are made with durable leather for durability and include an elastic drawstring for added support.
Split sole shoes on the other hand are reserved for a more advanced dancer, allowing pointing to easily take place. Movements don’t only look cleaner, but strength is not affected given that an already capable dancer is using the shoes. This is similar to our full sole and split sole jazz shoes. Try our Révélation split sole shoes, made with leather and additional stretch lining that perfectly moulds to your feet, so you can enjoy a seamless dance experience.
Mino Dance is proud to cater to every dancer’s needs and is a provider of both full sole and split sole ballet shoes. Shop our kids, women’s and men’s dance shoes.