Your feet and ankles deserve some TLC: Tendon Loving Care. Pointe shoe ribbons must tie snuggly to look neat and professional en pointe, but standing flat they can chafe the Achilles tendon. Strategic insertion of elastic makes ribbons comfortable. Gaynor Minden TLC Ribbons are super-tidy: ribbon and elastic are the same width and color and meticulously stitched together. The ribbon is soft yet substantial, polyester elastic is firm yet stretchy, and the lycra color is peachy pink to match tights and shoes.