Last week, a specialist from Freed of London came to Kansas City Ballet to fit the company for pointe shoes. A few lucky KCBS students also received their own personal fittings! Check out some photos of KCBS student, Annaliese Willis, trying to find her perfect fit!
A Few Freed Facts:
- Freed pointe shoes have been handmade in London since 1929.
- In 1986, Freed was bought by Chacott, a Japanese dance wear brand.
- In 1989, Chacott was purchased by Onward Kashiyama, Japan’s 4th largest retailer.
- In 2012, Freed of London supplied the shoes for the opening and closing ceremonies for the world Olympics.