Merlet, French specialist in dance shoes: ballet shoes, pointe shoes, ballroom dance shoes, jazz shoes
The history of the Merlet brand begins in 1974 in Limoges. Shoemakers from father to son, Roger James Merlet, has always rubbed shoulders with beautiful shoes and the love of a job well done.
If he chooses to make dance shoes, it is not by chance, it is after a meeting with Robert Béchade. This famous virtuoso violinist was married to a principal dancer to whom he made pointe shoes. It was from this meeting that was born the passion of Roger James Merlet for making dance shoes.
In 1980, in their workshop in Limoges where slippers are handmade (nearly 50 slippers per day), the sewn returned will revolutionize dance shoes. This technique will bring a better comfort to the dancers, since it makes it possible to amalgamate all the materials which compose the shell by sewing them to the sole.
Always innovating and in a permanent concern to improve the comfort of the dancers, Roger James Merlet and Pierre Lassenne carry out studies with professors at the University Hospital of Limoges. To better understand the discipline of dance and its physical characteristics to make slippers that perfectly match the expectations of dancers.
Over the years, Merlet has become a flagship brand in the field of classical dance with its pointe shoes, half-pointe shoes but also its ballroom dance shoes. Recognized by the greatest dancers, notably Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Nicolas Le Riche, the collaboration of the star dancers led to the design and evolution of the models. More recently, Leonore Baulac, principal dancer at the Paris Opera, was the face of the brand.
At Ezabel, we strive for excellence and we have been distributing the Merlet brand since 2015 in our dance shop in Mulhouse - France.
Jazz boot Merlet woman and man half-high in black canvas with laces. Fully lined in microfiber, double leather sole, it supports the foot to give great freedom to all dancers. Small heel of 1 cm. Available from 36 to 42
Beige Women’s Dance Footed Tights without borders. 50 denier microfiber. Matt opaque. To complement your ballet dance outfits, your contemporary dance clothes, roller skating or sports dances. Available in sizes S , M and L
Sylvia split sole ballet shoe Salmon entirely dedicated to beginners. This ballet dance shoe provides real comfort for a successful dance! Its unique sewn elastic is practical. In canvas with split soles, they are available in all sizes and half sizes
White Stella soft ballet shoes. Entirely developed with an elastic canvas, this ballet slippers provides a really good fitting for all dancers due to the low vamp and its elastic edge. Elastic drawstring and sewn elastics. Split leather sole. Available in Width C - Normal
Stella soft ballet shoes - Salmon: Entirely developed with an elastic canvas, this ballet shoes provides a really good fitting for all dancers due to the low vamp and its elastic edge. Elastic drawstring and sewn elastics. Split leather sole. Available in Width C - Normal and D - Large
Satin ribbon for ballet pointe shoes of all brands, salmon color which harmonizes with most Répetto, Merlet, Bloch, Wearmoi, Gaynor Myden, Cappezzio, Freed pointdes. Width 15 mm. Minimum purchase 1 meter. Quick delivery
Salmon Leather Ballet Slipper ECLAT. This extremely comfortable ballet slipper is made of strong, very flexible leather and lined with cotton. The main features of this superb ballet slipper are its cut, full sole and entirely sewn-in overcast stitch, with a perfectly flat inside.
Women’s Merlet dance footed tights with durable and comfortable salmon colored. In microfiber 50 deniers, it ensures a continuity of colors with your half-tips dance slippers. Without demarcation, in size S (150 to 160 cm) and M (157 to 167 cm).
Ballet Beginner Pointe Shoes Rose from Merlet. Developed entirely in France and produced in Limoges according to a traditional manufacture, Rose is a pointe shoe that has a shape adapted to girls from size 33