The ballet boot is a style of fetish boot based on the pointe ballet shoe combined with a high heel. The boot forces the wearer to stand on the ends of their toes just like a ballerina. The heel not only supports this position but enforces it.
The heel height is typically over 17 centimetres depending on the size of the shoe. The length of the boot can be anything from the ankle up to the thigh. They can be made from a variety of materials including leather and vinyl.
Ballet boots are not intended as usable footwear. Their use is restricted to fetish and BDSM related activities. The wearer is typically the submissive member of such activities, as the ballet boots are designed to add to the sense of bondage and submission.