Category: Fitting

Sizing for Suffolks

Sheila asks: My daughter is interesting in wearing a suffolk shoe. She currently is wearing russian sapfir and chacott. How is the sizing done on the suffolks? She is a hard in chacott and flexible medium in russian. About a...

Balance Europeans dead already!

Anonymous asks: I got my first pair of point shoes in late June, and they’re already dead. I’ve been practicing (safely, don’t worry) semi-regularly, but I was still surprised when I realized they were already gone. They really didn’t have...

Shoes for Wide Greek Feet?

Jaime asks: Hello! What kind of shoe would be best for greek feet which are a little wide and a high arch? Is the capezio contempora the best? Answer: Jaime, the Contempora is a good shoe for Greek feet, and...

Best Shoes for Egyptian wide feet

Caitlin Stewart asks: I have Egyptian Wide Toed feet, and my first 3 toes are the same length, should I get tapered or Square pointe shoes? My arch isn’t low, but I can over bend it a little bit, I...

Best Pointe Shoes for Beginners

Rebecca asks: What is the best brand for my first pair of pointe shoes? I am not going to buy from your website for my first pair but would like to know which brand is best for beginners? Answer: This...

How to Choose the Right Size in Pointe Shoes

I see so many dance students wearing the wrong size of pointe shoe – at both extremes. As a ballet student, you already know you can’t rely on your street size when choosing ballet slippers.  Pointe shoes are even more...

Parts of the Pointe Shoe

There are several things to consider when fitting pointe shoes.  We’ve already looked at foot shape and  pointe shoe sizes (length and width), which enables the fitter to narrow the choice of shoes down a bit.  But there are several...

How to Fit Pointe Shoes

The better your pointe shoes fit, the easier it will be to get up on pointe and stay there, and the less trouble you’ll have with blisters, bunions and bleeding. I see a lot of dancers wearing pointe shoes that...

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