Pointe shoe makers are artists. Every shoe is hand crafted with layers of material and talent.
Unless you get a knock off (from Wish or Amazon).
We bought a $7 pointe shoe from Wish and compared them to a $140 Gaynor Minden.
Just for funsies.
It was not funsies.
Pointe shoes can play a huge factor in how you dance and how you improve. Traditionally, they have been fitted solely by your foot shape and size. But a correctly fitted pointe shoe at the right time can help you improve your dancing and keep you safe.
Hello dancers, Injuries can be very frustrating and it can pull you off your pointe shoes. There are several different ways to deal with ballet injuries. For this particular dancer, we opted for more support. Watch the video to see the full fitting! At your service, Josephine
by: Sophia Ortega Welcome back to Q&A Friday! Today our Ambassador is 25-year-old Katie Pilone. Attending Butler University was only the beginning for this dedicated dancer. Read more about how her rigorous training led to success. Where do you currently train? I received my dance training at the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet. I continued my training at Butler University’s ballet program. I also received training at summer intensives like American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, BalletMet, and Kansas City Ballet. I’ve spent the last two years with the Oklahoma City Ballet Studio Company. I am excited to...
by: Sophia Ortega Welcome back to Q&A Friday! Today our Ambassador is 15-year-old Grace Curry. A lover of Russian Pointe, ABT, and growing at her own pace, Curry has a bright future ahead of her. Read below to see what she has to share. Where do you train? I train at A&A Ballet in Chicago, Illinois. What pointe shoe do you wear and why? I wear Russian Pointe Bravas. I love wearing Russian Pointes because I feel like they give me a lot of support and stability while I’m dancing. I also like how they feel on my feet. ...