Cheyenne Posted December 7, 2012 Share Posted December 7, 2012 Hi all, I have been dancing en pointe for (ooft) maybe 6 or 7 years and I made the AWFUL mistake last time I needed new shoes of going to my local shop in my home town rather than taking the trip to London. I have always had Freed Studio 2s, I have a very strong arch and was warned off the student shoe because I would break them and I have a short but broad foot, so the wider box and platform was really useful. I should say, the shoes I currently have have never been a perfect fit (I kind of felt bullied into buying them to be honest), if anything the box is a little large and the shank was slightly too hard until I snapped the left one in class last week. However, my dance teacher's main problem with them is that my feet look like they're bulging out over the vamp. She suggested the vamp is too high, but when I practice at home in front of the mirror they look okay. I realised it is because after an hour and a half of flat work, my feet are a bit hot and puffy when I come to put my pointes on. I am finally able to afford a new pair and I am definitely back off to London but I don't know how to predict how they will look when my feet are hot. Does anyone with experience have any advice? I will of course let the fitter in Freeds know that I have this concern, but how can I be sure that they won't look beautiful on my cool feet but then have muffin tops when I've warmed them up again? I don't recall ever having this problem before so it could just be this disastrous pair of shoes... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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