pastel Posted June 6, 2014 Share Posted June 6, 2014 Just thought I'd make a comment about something we recently bought for our dd. She's had quite a lot of issues with pointe shoes, mostly due to really bendy feet. But the past few months, her 4th toe has been dislocating and causing a lot of pain while doing pointe work. After trying several brands, we saw a dance physio who sent us to a special fitter......that didn't help. Then, someone showed her their pointe shoe orthotics (which are quite expensive) but since we were desperate, we tried them. They work!! The fitter basically makes a custom toe separator and then moulds the 'putty' around the foot to fill in the area below the smaller toes, then they cover the front of the foot like an 'ouch pouch'. When the putty stuff hardens, the dancer has a custom made toe separator/pad. Not sure if you have such a thing in the UK. Here is the link to the ones we used. http://www.enpointeorthotics.com.au Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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