Category: Q & A

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...

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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....

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...

Should I Switch to Gaynor Mindens?

Rita asks: I use for a long time the Bloch Serenade strong points but I was advised to buy Gaynor Minden because the points are more resistance and durable. Should I use these tips for dance  lesson above all? do...

Ideas for Pointe Shoes for these feet?

 L B asks: My daughter is 12 and having trouble finding pointe shoes that suit her feet. The local store (the only one within 150 miles) carries only Capezio and Grishko. She has a narrow foot with tapered toes. Her...

Starting at 12 – can I go on pointe?

Loryn asks: I have something to ask that is quite important; I’m 12 and I’ve only just started ballet, but I’m not entirely sure whether or not I’m ready for pointe. Is it possible for a 12 year old girl...

I’m 26 – can I go on pointe?

Miss Holly asks I’m 26 and started ballet again about a year ago (I did it for a few years as a kid)– but I’ve only been doing one class per week. I can feel myself getting stronger all the...

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...

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