Pointe shoes are one of the most important items a ballet dancer needs either aspiring or professional. There are many dance wear websites that offer shoes at great prices. Unfortunately, as some of you may know fitting these shoes can sometimes be difficult.
Dancers need their Pointe shoes to fit perfectly to maximize control and to give the dancer the support needed. It’s really necessary to match the dancer’s feet to the Pointe shoes. Peoples feet are different and it’s not just size. Some feet are tapered, some are square, while others have longer second toes. Although this doesn’t come in to play with other types of foot wear, it Is vital in the fitting of shoes because of the stress places on dancers’ feet while preforming this artform. With this in mind it is best to go and try Pointe shoes in person before purchasing.
Places such as On Stage Dancewear in New York city are a wonderful place to try on Pointe shoes. The staff is amazing and helps you from the moment you walk in the door. The store had a wide selection of shoes in many different colors and sizes. The friendly staff is very experienced in fitting Pointe shoes, and they helped me through the process of fitting a new pair of Point shoes. I will definitely be back to this store.
I even had a chance to meet the owner who is very involved with he day to day running of his store. He also informed me that he has a website dancewearnyc that ships world wide. With this knowledge I now know that I can have shoes the fit me perfectly shipped to me wherever I am. This removes the major issue of ordering shoes online.