Wrong Shoes for Egyptian Feet?

Hayley asks: I have been fitted twice to Capezio Arias. I am struggling with painful big toes that don't bruise, but the nails sheer off about halfway down and I have a lot of pain.I prefer to wear the 'Ouch Pouch" toepads and have needed to wear the gel...

Rachel says: Hi, so I'm 12 and I'm on my second pair of pointe shoes and I started pointe work about four months ago. When I went back to my fitter for my second pair and she wanted less bulk in my pointe shoe, (I was wearing ouch pouches...

Gaynor Minden’s

Ballet mom Thomie says: I'm trying to rethread the topline elastic on a gaynor minden pointe shoe. For regular ballet shoes I simply use a bobkin(a blint tiped flat needle like thing) but it's too wide for the small channel. I've even tried to thread dental floss thru with...

Anti-Slip Pointe Shoe Ideas

What has worked and not worked in making my dancing daughter's pointe shoes not slip while dancing. Her regular studio has marley floors - so not much slipping there BUT she also dances at another studio where they have wood floors and rosin and she slips a lot there.

Clean Pointe Shoes!

Penny asks: I got this spot of dirt on my Suffolk spotlights and soon I have to take my ballet intensive pictures. I'm afraid that it'll show so any ways to clean it off without really ruining my pointe shoes? Answer: How annoying!   You get a beautiful new pair...

Strong Feet

Jesinta asks: I have been on pointes for about 5 years now, I had strong feet but now they are stronger and pointe shoes are only lasting around a week or two pushed. They are soft after 15 minutes of dance. I had Bloch Asperation and loved them -...

First Pointe Shoe Fitting -What do I need?

Sarah asks: First pointe shoe fitting tomorrow! Its goes without say that I am so excited! My teacher is SO strict about letting people up, so I am so proud as well! Can you explain to me how the fitting will work tomorrow? Do I wear tights? I am...

Pointe Shoes as Decor?

Chantae asks: Hi, i'm not a ballet dancer and my goal is not to dance as a pro. I just would like to have a pair to wear from time to time and admire (without dancing) the beauty of them. Most of the time they will be hanging as...