This particular design has been in works for almost 5 years, five years! For baby shoes, it is most convenient for both the parent & the wearer if they are made with elastic bands for the easy "on and off". Based on this philosophy, the Baby Ballet Shoes was originally designed to be an adorable yet practical pair of beauties. Personally, I preferred the designs to be best materialized with solid color fabrics. Out of the 3 different samples created, the purple sample was shot on top of a black table resulting in a truly unique product shot. Don't you think so as well?