MDM dance shoes: aim to protect, prepare and educate your feet
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MDM has created a line of dance shoes that activate, support, and move in harmony with the body and now it is in our international e-shop!
Founded in 2012 by former professional dancers Tim Heathcote and Simone Goldsmith, MDM is built on years of knowledge and experience. Heathcote, a former soloist of Sydney Dance company and Goldsmith, a former Principal artist of the Australian Ballet.
MDM Dancewear aims to protect, prepare, and educate the performing artist through intelligent design and innovative technology.
The MDM's footwear designs combine a scientific approach with an intimate knowledge of the art of dance which makes for truly superior products and a real difference to the dancers who rely on them.
With the addition of the patented Dance Base Support technology, MDM footwear
provides extra stimulation to the feet, which assists to better activate the intrinsic muscles automatically. Over time, this helps create the habitual, default movement pattern required for good technique and safe dance practice.
The Dance Base Support, constructed from a flexible EVA material, moulds to the arch of the foot to provide the equivalent resistance of a full sole. This is influential in developing the kinesthetic awareness of the feet required for optimal dance technique.
Over pronation is a common dance technical fault. Through the process of proprioception, the Dance Base Support encourages alignment awareness and the opportunity to make small adjustments to facilitate optimal positioning.
The Reflex Contour
An amazing technical feature unique to MDM footwear. A responsive stretch panel built into the mid-section of the shoe, the reflex panel allows the shoe to dynamically expand and contract with the natural movement of the dancer’s foot, while maintaining an optimum fit and aesthetics at all times:
- As the foot shortens in the pointe position, the Reflex Contour contracts, ensuring the Dance Base Support is positioned correctly to provide clean, aesthetic lines under the arch.
- As the foot passes through demi pointe, the Reflex Contour ensures the Dance Base Support maintains contact with the foot for support and continued proprioception.
Are you still in doubt about trying MDM dance shoes
? We have tried those and never want them off our feet now - but the point is that you need to find not only the good length but also the width - just like with pointe shoes. If you need help with this, contact us so we can help you find your perfect MDM's!