A canvas split sole ballet flat with elastic in place of binding and drawstring – the elastic contours to the foot, reduces pressure on the Achilles tendon and on the dorsal surface of the foot when it contacts the floor. Pre-sewn crossed instep elastics. Triangle canvas arch insert that hugs the foot when pointing. Forefoot outsole pad shaped to protect the metatarsals. No ridges, that cause bruising when weight bearing on forefoot.