The Intrinsic is a hybrid sole canvas ballet slipper that has been specifically designed to supersede the full sole ballet slipper. The MDM hybrid sole has a split sole outside appearance combined with the functional resistance of a full sole.
Since the creation of the canvas split sole slipper, teachers have advised against their use for young students. With the built in Dance Base Support, the Intrinsic protects and supports the wearer providing sensory feedback (proprioception), controlled resistance and critical shock absorption. It supports the foot and arch and allows the intrinsic muscles to recover when at rest.