French Sole x English National Ballet

French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, has designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet, an arts charity Jane has closely supported in recent years.

The shoe is a classic French Sole style, the “Henrietta” in a fitting ballet pink glitter, with a silver leather insole stamped with English National Ballet’s logo, making these a wonderful gift for ballet lovers!


Due to be released at the beginning of July, these unique collector’s shoes will be available to purchase for £120.00 at French Sole with 50% of all profits being donated directly to English National Ballet and it’s Pointe Shoe Appeal.

Female dancers can go through up to three pairs of pointe shoes in just one performance of a full-length ballet and with the most expensive pair of pointe shoes costing around £70 it is easy to see how the costs mount up. As a result, English National Ballet spends over £145,000 on pointe shoes every year. The Pointe Shoe Appeal is vital to keep English National Ballet’s dancers performing world-class ballet to audiences around the UK and beyond.