Get to the Pointe — pointe shoe fitting

Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Michelle Khare Ballet (yikes!)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Michelle Khare Ballet (yikes!)

This week Josephine reacts to Michelle Khare's video "I trained like a ballerina for 6 weeks"! First thing, Michelle put on a very poorly fitted pair of pointe shoes....  Though you should never go on pointe after only training for 6 weeks, we were glad to see that Michelle had hold of the barre while going all the way up in her shoes. Michelle also described this as "the most painful experience of her life." (Don't ever give birth Michelle LOL). While pointe work will come with a certain amount of discomfort, it should never be excruciatingly painful! When fitted correctly,...

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5 Brands, 1 Dancer (ThePointeShop 2021 Senior Model Search Winner)

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5 Brands, 1 Dancer (ThePointeShop 2021 Senior Model Search Winner)

Josephine fitted our 2021 Senior Model, Keliah, in 5 different brands of pointe shoes for her to try out! Keliah's type of foot tends to twist in a lot of pointe shoes, because the foot does not sit completely straight in the shoe. The first pair Keliah tried on was the So Danca Elektra. This shoe has interchangeable shanks, so they were able to try both with no shank and with the shank. It fit Keliah pretty well, but it was just slightly too tapered. The next shoe they tried on was the Capezio Ava. This shoe looked really good...

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (Nike Pointe Shoes?)

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (Nike Pointe Shoes?)

  Google auto complete: pointe shoe edition!   Where are pointe shoes made? All over the world! Pointe shoes are handmade in many different places, such as Australia, Russia, England, Thailand, and New York.    Where were pointe shoes invented? The person who is credited with wearing the first pair of pointe shoes in a full ballet production was Marie Taglioni at the Paris Opera Ballet. They were not like the pointe shoes that you see today and she was only able to go up on pointe for a moment.   Where to buy shoes? At The Pointe Shop... DUH!...

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13 Year Old Ballet Dancer Trained by Her Dad! (Happy Fathers Day!)

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13 Year Old Ballet Dancer Trained by Her Dad! (Happy Fathers Day!)

Sofia Angelov, 13, is trained by her dad, Pavel Dega, who was an Olympic gymnastics coach! When his daughter decided to take on ballet, he was happy to be dragged into that world with her. He also has been an inspiration to her when it comes to pursuing her passions! When it comes to fitting Sofia for pointe shoes, her foot type can be particularly tricky. Sofia has extremely flexible feet and ankles and incredibly high arches, which can make them very difficult to control. Dancers with these types of feet are very prone to rolling their ankles over and...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Ballet TikToks (AKA Traumatizing Josephine)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Ballet TikToks (AKA Traumatizing Josephine)

  Pointe shoe fitter reacts!  The internet can be a wild and crazy place and ballet TikTok is no exception. Today we put Josephine through the wringer (again) with some of the craziest pointe shoe TikTok videos out there! And of course we sprinkled some cute ones in there as well, as not to traumatize her too badly. p.s. please don't try these at home :)

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