How to Break in Ballet Shoes?

Answer Ballerinas consider the pointe shoe an essential tool. At all times, the dancer's shoe must be flexible, molding precisely to the shape of her foot, as if it is a natural extension of her leg. On t... Read More »

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How to Break in Leather Ballet Shoes?

When shopping for new ballet slippers, don't be tempted to buy the ones that fit with room to spare, get a size down and stretch them to fit your foot exactly!

How to Tie Ballet Shoes?

To tie ballet shoes is fairly simple. This article is for either ballet shoes with ribbons, or pointe shoes with ribbons. All that you need is to know how!

What is in the bottom of ballet shoes?

In the toe of ballet pointe shoes is the toe block, which is made by gluing layers of paper and material such as burlap or canvas together with paste. The interiors and exteriors of ballet shoes ar... Read More »

How to Sew Laces Onto Ballet Shoes?

Sewing the elastics onto ballet shoes is the easiest part of the sport. Trust me. After 15 years of high-level ballet training, I've sewed more ballet shoes then I can remember!