The history of Merlet started in 1974 in Limoges. Shoemaker, Roger James Merlet, had always worked with shoes. When he decided to develop ballet shoes, it wasn't by chance that he met Roger Béchade. This famous violinist was married to a principal dancer for whom he was making the pointe shoes. From this meeting, the passion for ballet was born. In 1997 with its “savoir faire” and many years of experience, Merlet decides to develop ballroom shoes, further renewing the collection in 2011.