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