How to Break in a Pointe Shoe?

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Who invented the first ballet pointe shoe?

Marie Taglioni is believed to be the first dancer to use reinforced ballet slippers during her ballet performance in La Sylphide in 1832. Taglioni's ballet slippers had no reinforcement on the toes... Read More »

How do you keep pointe shoe ribbons tucked in?

PlacementLearn about proper ribbon placement. When your ribbons are tied and trimmed correctly, the ends will be more likely to stay tucked in.SewingSew the ends of the ribbons into the outer ribbo... Read More »

How to Break in New Pointe Shoes?

DancerWhen a ballerina breaks in her Pointe shoes, she is actually molding the pointe shoes to the shape of her feet. Once your pointe shoes are broken in correctly they should have a long life spa... Read More »

What Is the Difference Between a Running Shoe and a Basketball Shoe?

Running and basketball shoes are distinct from one another. Running shoes are specifically designed for one movement of the foot: the running gait. Basketball shoes are designed for multidirectiona... Read More »