How to Choose and Prepare Pointe Shoes

Originally researched and written by Holistic Ballet Summarized below by Richelle Stevenson. (PC: Philip Stevenson care of the Gaynor Boutique NYC) Modern pointe shoes are constantly developing and its important to know how different shapes, sizes and brands can effect your feet. This article has excellent advice on perfecting your pointe shoe fit by starting with the basics. Each brand usually has additional and specific ways to adjust the shoe for their brand. For example, these suggestions from Gaynor Mindon and an excellent resource for finding your perfect fit. A Tour of Your Shoes Holistic Ballet broke down the layout of the shoe and what to keep in mind while fitting your shoes.

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