How to Tie Pointe Shoe Ribbons
There are several ways to tie pointe shoe ribbons - the "right" one is the one that works for you.
Notice that the ribbons should always be tied with your foot flexed, not pointed.
This next clip provides two, no nonsense ways to tie your pointe shoe ribbons.
How Not to Tie Pointe Shoe Ribbons
This next clip worries me! Her shoes look too small - the heel barely fits. No wonder she needs elastic! Her ribbons are sewn on too far forward. And finally, she ties her shoes with her foot neither flexed nor pointed.
Next is another worrying example! These shoes don't look like a good fit to me, either. When being fitted, it's important to make allowances for any padding you're going to use. There's no point in buying a pair of shoes that fit perfectly without padding, if you're then going to add big gel or foam inserts.
It then gets worse, because the elastic is far too loose and so are the ribbons!