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  1. Dd can’t seem to find the right shoe, so was hoping to hear some tips for how to make the most out of her next fitting. She has narrow feet and often struggles to get over the box, any tips on a good shoe? So far she has tried Grishko 2007 pro flex (fitters always gravitate towards this but Dd thinks it’s a bit too hard?) Freed - did not like, fitting was very thorough but she found them hard to dance in She is going to try R Class now, RC22, but they put her in a W3 which seems rather wide. Any tips for our next purchase? Can someone point us in the right direction for narrow, not very strong/flexible feet? She has been in pointe for about 18 months now.
  2. Hi Can anyone point me in direction of a shop/shops stocking the best range for Russian pointe/R-class/energetiks in UK . Discovered all now the same 'shoe' and now finally got name in all brands- sapfir / JW-S / stella .......... never thought finding pointe shoes would become so hard - thankyou x
  3. DD is nearly 11 and very excited to be allowed to start pointe work in September. We live near London so I was thinking of booking appointments at Freed, Bloch and Dancia and then seeing which suit her best. Is that the done thing? I have a feeling she will be tricky to fit as she is already a size 5 shoe, has extremely flexible "banana" feet but also very strong. Her teacher seems to think she is going to find pointe a challenge due to her very flexible feet and high arches, and is also likely to destroy shoes quickly! Just wondering if there are any general tips? I did ballet, including pointe work, up to the age of 15 but am certainly not an expert in pointe shoes. Her teacher won't be able to come with us.
  4. Hi! I’m an adult returning to ballet. I used to wear a Grishko Ulanava I, but would like something with a larger platform for stability as I build strength. I have VERY compressible foot, and low but flexible arch. If the vamp is too wide, I slide down and crush my toes. Any suggestions on a good shoe for me would be appreciated. XO
  5. Hi I’m wondering if anyone can recommend some pointe shoes that will cope with very strong highly arched feet with high insteps that are quite broad across the metatarsals? My DD wears Bloch European Strong which have a nice curve to fit her high arch but they get worn through very quickly. I am really interested to know if there are any Grishko shoes or similar that offer that kind of support but also don’t die quickly. She has recently turned 15 and has been learning repertoire including pas de deux.
  6. Firstly, I sincerely do not mean this post to be unsympathetic to the situation in Ukraine and the resultant sanctions on Russia, as I really feel for everyone on both sides, particularly the ordinary people like me who have had no say in what is going on and will continue to be used as pawns. Secondly, my eldest DD wears Grishko pointe shoes which have been difficult enough to get hold of since Brexit and Covid lockdowns, and I imagine they will be absolutely impossible now. Plus, ethically, I would prefer not to buy them for her at present. My DD has gone through a number of makes over the last few years and now I have asked her to look for an alternative. She would like to try So Danca pointe shoes but I can't seem to find any stockists online and don't know of any fitters either. Do any of you lovely folk know of a shop that does fit them, preferably near Birmingham or London, that we could try? Many thanks,
  7. Hi, im taking my daughter to her first pointe shoe fitting tomorrow. I know it’s going to be super expensive but I just wanted to know any hints or tips. She’s been on Demi for a few months and her teacher said it’s time to get the full pointes. I just don’t want to get ripped off with unnecessary stuff but want to protect her feet from any damage. Can you let me know must have accessories ( I know about pouches) we’ve been going to this shop for the last 9 years and they have a fabulous range.
  8. With my usual shoes on backorder, only my current pair, and stock only looking to get worse, I've been thinking about alternatives. I have really difficult feet to fit, but I remember two Bloch models being previous contenders, the Heritage and the Suprima, so was hoping to order a couple of pairs to reassess. Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact size I tried on! Both were the narrowest (X and B respectively) but I don't recall whether they were a size 4.5 (i.e. matching my soft shoe Bloch size) or a 5.5 (i.e. matching my usual brand's pointe shoe size) or one of each! If anyone has experience with these models and can help me make a more educated guess, I'd be extremely grateful. Of course, the Bloch store in London is out of both models in my size(s) so I can't try in person...
  9. Can anyone tell me if they have found pointe shoe ribbon but narrow? I need a really soft ribbon but it’s needs to be only 1.5cm wide
  10. I am selling my never worn & brand new Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, prices listed include p&p. £20 £15 - ribbons already sewn Classic Fit (green bag) (7.5 Wide 4 box hard shank deep vamp high heel) CL-7.5W4HDH old code: 7.5w/4-521-22 I have a two pairs available, so please get in touch if you are interested! email: rhianlwilliams@gmail.com
  11. I am selling my never worn & brand new Freed Classic Pro pointe shoes, prices listed plus p&p. £10 per pair £15 for two pairs Size - 5 XX Maker - Castle I have a few pairs available, so please get in touch if you are interested! email: rhianlwilliams@gmail.com
  12. Does anyone know if Bob Martin is still custom making pointe shoes? And if so how do I get hold of him. If not is there anyone similar about these days?
  13. Has anybody tried the Grishko Smart Pointe? What is your experience? For what kind of feet is it suitable?
  14. I am selling my never worn & brand new Freed Classic Pro pointe shoes, prices listed plus p&p. £10 per pair £15 for two pairs Size - 5 XX Maker - Castle I have a few pairs available, so please get in touch if you are interested! email: rhianlwilliams@gmail.com
  15. I am selling my never worn & brand new Grishko Nova pointe shoes, prices listed include p&p. £10 per pair £15 for two pairs Size - 5 XXX Strength - M I have a few pairs available, so please get in touch if you are interested! email: rhianlwilliams@gmail.com
  16. I am selling my never worn & brand new Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, prices listed include p&p. £20 £15 - ribbons already sewn Classic Fit (green bag) (7.5 Wide 4 box hard shank deep vamp high heel) CL-7.5W4HDH old code: 7.5w/4-521-22 I have a two pairs available, so please get in touch if you are interested! email: rhianlwilliams@gmail.com
  17. Freed Pointe Shoes Brand new Forte Flex Size 4 XX (I am a UK Size 3) £11 Used Tring Park lilac Wear Moi leotard Ladies Medium - would also fit a small £3 SoDanca Black XS leotard - like new lace detail on the front and back £13 Grand Prix Ukraine Navy Leotard - Size S net details on the side £3 Capezio black leotard with criss cross back with black chiffon skirt attached (Skirted leotard) Size Small Petite Was made to order for graduation exam £15 Two black pull on chiffon skirts - One is a made to order with the back longer than the front Size S £7 - The other is from Grand Prix Ukraine Size XS/Sand is shorter £5 Vaganova Black character skirt - size S £8 £2.99 for Postage Please send me your email for photos!
  18. Hey Guys! I'm wondering if anyone has any great knowledge of Grishkos. I'm very interested in trying them but I have heard Grishkos tend to have pretty long vamps. I don't have considerably long toes so I am wondering if anyone knows which styles of Grishko have slightly shorter vamps. I don't need them too short but I already know 2007s are too long. I also live in a country where we have limited options. The only Grishkos I have available are the 2007s, Novas, Triumphs, Pro-flex, and the miracles. Thanks! xx PM
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