PREP STUDENT DESIGNS BETTER BALLET SHOES
Sometimes the biggest innovations arise from simple problems.
Take Abigail Freed: Last year, she found herself growing frustrated with her ballet shoes, because they wore out so quickly. As a member of Hilton Head Dance Theatre, she went through a pair of pointe shoes at every performance — and with a production like “The Nutcrakcer” that had multiple performances, rehearsals and practices, she was going through shoes fast. And at $100 a pop, it became an expensive problem.