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Starting pointe shoes: evaluating dancers to avoid injuries

Starting pointe shoes: evaluating dancers to avoid injuries

Starting to dance on pointes should not be taken for granted. There are a lot of criteria that define a dancers capability to dance on pointes. Students, parents and teachers should always bear in mind the dangers of commencing pointework without being properly prepared.

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Top-10 of the pointe shoe fitting problems
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Top-10 of the pointe shoe fitting problems

Which are the best pointe shoe models for wide or for narrow feet? Which pointe shoes have enough space for long toes? What do we do if we have compressible feet or bunions? What does "knuckling" mean? We have listed most of the pointe shoe fitting issues in a smart Top-10 chart!

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Pointe Shoes for Wide Feet: A Complete Dancer's Guide
Ballet Body Stories Pointe Shoe Brands News Fitting Custom Pointe Shoes

Pointe Shoes for Wide Feet: A Complete Dancer's Guide

Wide feet may be a blessing for building a strong ballet technique, but this shape of foot is very difficult for finding the perfect fit of pointe shoes. The purpose of this article is to inform about all the problems someone with wide feet will face while searching for a pair of pointe shoes, on the local stores and online. We examine the parametres of choosing the suitable pointe shoes, how we can transform non suitable pairs and we also name many models by various brands related. Teresa's story explains better the situation.

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Narrow Feet: The Best Pointe Shoes for This Unique Type of Foot
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Narrow Feet: The Best Pointe Shoes for This Unique Type of Foot

Narrow feet type of foot is quite unique and also difficult for finding a pair of pointe shoes. Pointe shoes manufactures, like Grishko (Vaganova & Maya 2), Russian Pointe (Sapfir) and Siberian Swan (Pavlova) etc, usually make a special customized order for the people with very narrow feet as its extremely difficult. In this article we mention the basic problems of the narrow feet (long toes, compressible feet, difficulty in finding pointe shoes that can be totally filled by the foot to provide support and function well) and we also give some solutions. A fitting case completes some details concerning narrow feet and their pointe shoe solutions.

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With or without pads - What's better?

With or without pads - What's better?

“What kind of pads do you recommend?”, “Is it possible not to use pads at all?”, “Which ones are the best?”. I’ll do my best to answer all the questions mentioned above.

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Long Feet En Pointe: A Guide For Big Pointe Shoe Sizes
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Long Feet En Pointe: A Guide For Big Pointe Shoe Sizes

When refering to long feet we mean feet that require big shoe sizes, and more specifically big pointe shoe sizes. In this article we talk about the basic characteristics of long feet, the news concerning them in the market area and possible pointe shoe solutions. We end up to a related fitting case.

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Men En Pointe: The Male Feet and Siberian Swan's Rudolf Pointe Shoes
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Men En Pointe: The Male Feet and Siberian Swan's Rudolf Pointe Shoes

The purpose of this article is to inform about the latest news on the first male pointe shoes, called Rudolf by Siberian Swan, and also to describe the basic men's feet anatomy. Words by Sergey Bobrov, former soloist with the Bolshoi theatre, artistic director of Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre, founder of the State Ballet of Siberia company and the Siberian Swan pointe shoe brand, explains perfectly the whole situation.

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Cannot Go Onto Full Pointe? Basic Pointe Shoe Anatomy Problems and Possible Solutions
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Cannot Go Onto Full Pointe? Basic Pointe Shoe Anatomy Problems and Possible Solutions

Cannot go onto full pointe? In this article we examine the strength and flexibility issue, we mention the basic pointe shoe anatomy problems and their possible easy do it yourself solutions and we suggest the most suitable models of "easier" pointe shoes by brand, that are pre-arched and usually have a plastic sole.

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Greek Type of Foot: Ideas for Not Letting Your Longer Second Toe Hurting You Anymore
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Greek Type of Foot: Ideas for Not Letting Your Longer Second Toe Hurting You Anymore

The longer second toe of your foot categorize you to the greek type. This type of foot usually goes with many issues, like compressible feet, having bunions, knuckles and space between the toes. The characteristic of the greek type of foot, the longer second toe, is the central subject here. In this article we describe the situation of having a longer second toe and its issues. We also examine the most suitable pointe shoe models and the best DIY solutions concerning the padding we can use in our pointe (and even street) shoes.

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Bunions? Questions, Answers, Solutions
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Bunions? Questions, Answers, Solutions

This article is refering to bunions, their basic issue and possible solutions. A basic definition for bunions is given and we examine the ways we can handle all the problems derive from the bunion situation. Possible DIY solutions and basic pointe shoe models are given. A difficult fitting case story sums up all the information.

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