Our Story

Pastry was founded in 2007 by celebrity fashionistas Vanessa and Angela Simmons, along with their father and hip hop mogul Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons. Their bold colors and unique patterns instantly captured the hearts and minds of costume designers and Hollywood wardrobe stylists. 

Pastry’s distinct quality, features and passion for innovation has established the brand as America’s #1 Dance Sneaker for professional and university dance teams. An effortless fusion of high fashion and streetwear, Pastry delivers style that doesn’t sacrifice performance and comfort – a perfect recipe for dancers and shoe-lovers alike.




“I put my Studio Trainers on when I walk in the door to begin teaching dance classes and I do not take them off again. As an older Dance Teacher, my Studio Trainers get me through my day.”

Cammie H.

Connie Cassidy School of Dance

“I love my Pastry shoes so much. I won a pair of Pastry sneakers at a Teacher’s Convention. I loved how light and comfortable they were so much that I bought another pair for everyday use. What a great product!!”

Anne D.

The Pink Slipper Dance Studio