Materials innovation group and design consultancy D30 has developed a shock-absorbing ballet pointe shoe, in conjunction with dance specialist Capulet. According to D30, the Capulet Juliet is lined with material containing ‘intelligent’ molecules that flow freely, making it soft and flexible, allowing the shoe to conform to the foot.

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