ballet shoes elastic and ribbon is very oftern atached in the worng place which can cause damage to the childs feet as they struggle to keep them on. to find the correct place fold down the back of the ballet shoe and the elactic or ribbon should be attched where the fold is. the elastic should be cofortable across the top of the foot. take care not to sew through the draw string as this need to be pulled in tied in a not then bow and tucked in so it can not be seen.
please check with your teacher if you need elastic or ribbon as this depends on your level, teachers choice and asosiation. however elastic and ribbon should be the same colour as the shoe.
if you have any questions feel free to contact me i will be happy to help
happy plies and jetes