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DD's feet have changed so much in her first year at 16+ vocational school and we are getting nowhere fast with our usual pointe shoe fitters. Can anyone recommend a truly specialist fitter anywhere in the country? Used all the usual shops in London and locally but would like an individual, private fitting and happy to pay over and above if required.

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I second the vote for Just Ballet in either Wisbech or Southend.

 

I didn't manage to visit the shops and Sheila actually did the fitting by mail order. It did involve a lot of back and forth sending of shoes, but we got there in the end. They have a good varied selection of brands and styles.

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A bit of a trek from Brighton but my DD's MA's teacher recommends Dancewell in Bristol.  We've been there twice now and both fitters seem to know their stuff.  My DD's feet are wide across the ball of the foot with narrow heels, high arches and turn into those fantastic banana feet when pointed (which makes finding a good shoe for her quite hard I think).  They stock a wide range of pointes too and, although our teacher prefers certain styles, they ended up moving away from those in order to find the best fit for her.

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Also highly recommend dancewell in Bristol. Only place that has ever fitted dd's feet correctly, after years of being sold ill fitting shoes from the obvious shops up and down the country!

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Would like to recommend Pointe Performance nr Worthing my dd had a great pointe shoe fitting, going through various shoes nothing was too much trouble, great advice and excellent service - my dd loves her 1st pair of Russian pointe shoes - :)

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Thank you D2003! We finally made it to Dancique in Birmingham and had a fantastic fitting with Helene. DD back enjoying her dancing and all because of the right shoes! Amazed at what a difference it has made. She has Russian Pointes too! Thanks to everyone for your kind advice.

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Thank you D2003! We finally made it to Dancique in Birmingham and had a fantastic fitting with Helene. DD back enjoying her dancing and all because of the right shoes! Amazed at what a difference it has made. She has Russian Pointes too! Thanks to everyone for your kind advice.

Yay another convert to RP's! They really are the business ;)

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