Long Feet En Pointe: A Guide For Big Pointe Shoe Sizes
Have you ever wondered how difficult it is for a woman to find a pair of shoes that matches her completely ? Many parameters taken into account to reach the suitable decision : different styles, colors, sizes and of course the elegance and comfort of the shoe. Now imagine how difficult it is to find your perfect match of pointe shoes, as the parameters increase ! Today's article is dedicated to women with the issue called "man-sized feet". When refering to "Long Feet" we mean feet that need shoes in big sizes, like men do. Actually, people with street shoe size 42 and above, seem to be excluded from the market area. If we notice this, we will totally understand why male dancers do not use pointe shoes in their regular ballet practice! Obviously, because… they simply have a harder time to get pointe shoes in their size! There is no chance they will find a shoe that fits in any local store. They are confined do order custom-made shoes, which several manufacturers are eager to make. This situation leads to extended waiting periods (at least a couple of months), paying extra money and the impossibility to return or exchange the shoes in case they don’t fit. This, also, happens with women with street shoe 42 and above. And keep in mind that ballerinas MUST wear their pointe shoes!