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  1. Hi, My DD is 16 now and we have always struggled with getting pointe shoes to fit her feet. They are VERY flexible feet and it seems that there is not a shoe that ever seems to work for long. She is currently in Grishko I think, have had two or three pairs of Freed, at least two pairs of Gaynor Mindens. She is not at vocational yet, and we still only get about three weeks out of a pair of shoes doing minimal amount of pointe compared to what she will be doing. I have consulted all her teachers (mostly because they love to tell us that we have the wrong shoes, but refuse to come along to the hour long pointe shoe fitting to try to find something that works!) and generally it has been the consensus that at some point we are going to have to start having them made, and I think maybe we've hit that point. Her feet are maybe a few centimetres smaller when fully flexed and this makes her arch very hard for her to control when she's on pointe. She does lots of exercises to strengthen her feet, but because she doesn't feel supported in her shoes she is starting to hate doing pointe. My question, after a long winded ramble, is how do I go about finding someone who makes pointe shoes? I'm not a dancer, but from what I gather she has a tricky foot to shoe!! Thanks
  2. So I've just come across this video showing the making of R-Class pointe shoes. I think it's wonderful insight for students, parents, and professionals - enjoy!
  3. I received in the post today a request to contribute to the Royal Ballet Pointe Shoe Appeal. It was written in such a way as to suggest one was making specific contributions to one or more individuals which got me thinking about who pays for shoes and where this fund is directed. I would love to know whether shoes are provided at no cost by the ballet company, partially funded or down to individuals. Does it depend on individual contracts perhaps? In which case are the Appeal funds dished out in cases of hardship or absorbed in some central pot?
  4. I'm looking to sell some brand new pointe shoes. Bought them in bulk for full time training. Due to an injury I now have to wear toe spacers and had to go up a size. The shoes are all brand new, not even tried on, with original stickers still on. 3x Russian Pointe Almaz. Brand new, never even tried on, unsewn with stickers. Size 37.5, W2, V2. 1x Russian Pointe Almaz. Brand new, never worn, with stickers. Ribbons and elastics sewn on as I sew in advance but I never wore/ broke them in/ tried them on. Size 37.5, W2, V2. I paid £55 each for these shoes but am willing to accept reasonable offers. If anyone is interested feel free to DM me and I can also send pictures to prove their condition. Based in the UK and will post anywhere. Tutu15
  5. DD’s pointe shoes are slipping off her heels despite me moving the ribbons several times, so her teacher has advised she has elastic sewn on to them. I’ve seen two methods: one piece in a loop around the foot or two pieces going from back to front that cross over - which is best? Any advice appreciated ...
  6. Befuddled by options....some say use Sharpie Pens but then some say these wear off.... Has to be able to be done by DD at voc school as no chance to get shoes home for me to do..... Seen all sorts of items online eg. a spray fabric paint but it needs heat to fix....guessing a hairdryer could do that but would it compromise the integrity of the pointe shoe box strength & performance? Any advice greatly received - thank you!
  7. Exciting news via Facebook from Ballet Black and Freed on the launch of two new skin tones of shoe for poc.
  8. Hi, I’m based near Hull, East Yorkshire. I’m struggling to find the closest place who will fit GAYNOR Mindens for me. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
  9. On the back of the black pointe shoe thread, does anyone have any tips for turning pointe shoes white? The lady in our local shop suggested plimsoll white net - does this work? Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
  10. My dd, 13, has asked me if I could get her some pads to wear in her pointe shoes. She already wears a gel big toe pad and lambs wool / but after trying out a friends pad - she found it more comfortable to dance en pointe with the pads especially when dancing more intensively in her show etc. She has been en pointe 2 years and wears a grishko 2007 in hard shank shoe. Any slimline , breathable ones anyone can recommend? She suffers from mild excema so breathable would be good ! Any reviews or recommendations we would be so grateful for 😊 TIA
  11. Any recommendations for pointe shoe brands for dancers with very narrow feet ? TIA
  12. It's curiosity really but wondered if anyone had any thoughts on how on earth my daughters pointe shoes have lasted so long? She started on pointe at age 12 in February 2014. 2 1/2 years later and she is still in the same pair of pointe shoes! The ribbons haven't even needed resewing. She usually only does 1/2hr pointe class a week although recently there's been extra exam prep and rehearsals for shows and festivals on top, they must have been danced on for 50-60-70+ hours. How can this be? She's been told she has strong feet (and her shoes are Bloch serenade strong), is it that her feet are strong so she is not needing support from the shoes or did she not need the stronger shoe? I am grateful for the expense I have been saved, as we approach their 3rd birthday I am also mystified by their long life!
  13. My daughter danced on a stage which must have been painted black - her pointe shoes are absolutely wrecked. The platforms are now black and there are black smudges all over the box areas. I have tried baby wipes and bread but to be honest I don't think there is any hope for them. I have tried to cover it with calamine lotion, it isnt completely dry yet but it isnt looking good. Is there anything else I could try? Thanks for any help,
  14. While trying to find some shoes that dd doesn't wear out in 5 minutes, I thought I might ask! Which make/style, how much dancing you do etc etc.
  15. Dd has got new pointe shoes, the ribbons they have come with only just go around her ankles if she puts them under her heels to sew. This is the only way we have ever sewn ribbons, do they have to go under her foot or can she cut them into two halves and have a bit of extra ribbon length?
  16. Hi! I'm going to get pointe shoes soon & may be going to London to get them. Where should I go ? , thanks.
  17. Dd needs a new pair of pointe shoes. She currently has Gaynor Mindens which she's been happy with but wants to try something new. Last time we went to Just Ballet in Southend which was fantastic and she had a very thorough fitting. Unfortunately they are no longer there and we can't get to their other branch. We can get into Central London easily so I assume somewhere like Dancia is best? What brands do they stock? Or any other recommendations for shops in London/Herts/Middlesex?
  18. Having spent some time over half term going with pupils for their first pointe shoe fitting I had to explain to DH why it takes so long. Not that he resents it, but he just wondered. I came up with the car explanation which helped him "get" it. There are various manufacturers and brands and within each brand there is a range of models with different options. Then for the shoes there is the sizing, length, width, strength of shank, profile height, length of vamp etc. plus the possibility of various other tweaks. Thank goodness pointe shoes usually all come in the same colour - unless to match a costume!
  19. Hi all, can anyone recommend good quality cushion toe pads for pointe shoes? The last pair my daughter had were a bit on the thin side, didn't offer much padding. She has a pointe shoe fitting next week and so want to have them ready to take with us. Many thanks in advance
  20. Can anyone recommend a pointe shoe fitter please, we live near Darlington. Many thanks
  21. Hi, I have always used embroidery thread to darn pointe shoes, however at last fitting it was suggested instead of traditional darning my DD should just darn around the platform. Been looking for suitable wool but just not sure what to buy.... any ideas? Thank you.
  22. Moneypenny

    Jet Glue

    Does anyone know where I can buy jet glue in the UK please?
  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1w8zbEf_Qg&feature=youtu.be Came across this and thought some of you might like it.
  24. Hi all, just a quick question! Would you recommend darning the shoes before breaking them in, or breaking them in and then darning them afterwards? I'm going to sew a new pair before summer school and just wanted to know which would be better for the shoes! Thank you!
  25. Hi Just wondering if anyone has used this shop for pointe shoe fittings? Would welcome any opinions. DD wants to try a new shop and trying to work it around other commitments! Many thanks
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