Tag Archives: Pointe shoes

Lauren Lovette’s Foot Care Routine

You know we’re obsessed with dancers’ pointe shoe prep. But without a strong articulate foot to bring it to life,More »

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Crazy Moments in Pointe Shoe History

Ah, pointe shoes: We love those beautiful, glamorous torture devices! But pointework didn’t always look or feel the way itMore »

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My Perfect Shoes

Six ballerinas discuss why they love their pointe shoes. Yuriko Kajiya, Principal, Houston Ballet Foot type: Wide and flat, with longMore »

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Meet the Makers of Freed Pointe Shoes

Behind-the-scenes pointe shoe videos are the stuff of bunhead dreams. There’ve been many lovely additions to this category over the years,More »

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Shank Strategies

Super-hard shanks can make new pointe shoes feel like bricks on your feet. That’s why dancers have come up withMore »

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Your First Pointe Shoe Fitting

Your teacher has finally given you the OK to go on pointe! As any experienced ballet dancer will tell you,More »

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