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What if my pointe shoes are wrong for me?

I told my mom that I can't wear just any type of Pointe shoes and they have to be made for my foot type. But she thinks all Pointe shoes are the same so she is trying to get me Pointe shoes that are on sale in our dance shop. Can you tell her what can happen if I have the wrong type of shoe?

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Who discovered pointe shoes?

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Parts of a pointe shoe

Why is it so important to know how the parts of a pointe shoe are called? It's so much easier to explain where the shoe hurts or what do you expect of a new pair. The structure of a pointe shoe: The Box, is the front part a pointe shoe. It surrounds and supports the toes and the dancer's metatarsophalangeal joints.

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Nova by Grishko: tapered, bigger platform, lower heel

NOVA is the next generation of the brand's best-seller Grishko2007. It has preserved the best features of Grishko2007 and complemented them with new ones: quietness - durability - balance - flexibility - lightness - shape stability.

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What’s the deal with the Pro-Flex-es?

There’s a lot of confusion about the "Pro-Flex" term. We, at BestPointe.com, decided to clarify some things so you know what to expect when trying them on.

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Male pointe shoes? Why?

Male pointe shoes are still something rare and outstanding - and of course not because men cannot do this. On the contrary, my guess is that most of the male ballet dancers never thought about getting pointe shoes... and if they did, they could not find their size anywhere.

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V-vamp: a vintage style or a necessity?

Recently, during a pointe shoe fitting webinar, my colleagues and I noticed that the Grishkos once started with the models with a V-vamp box, such as Vaganova and Fouette - and all the newer styles, starting from Grishko2007, have the U-vamp (Triumph, Nova, Dream). Is it a trend? I've heard some customers say that the U-cut has more contemporary look while the V seems "vintage".

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Let us prolong the life of your pointe shoes!

In response to popular demand, we launched a service offering attaching protective elements to your pointe shoes. Prolong the life of your shoes and retain their excellent appearance... and let BestPointe.com do all the "messy work" for you!

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Why each Grishko pointe shoes pair is unique and how you can use them...

Have you ever experienced any different feeling while switching from your old pair of pointe shoes to your new one - while the model and the size are exactly the same? Or - if you are going through numerous pairs of pointe shoes - have you ever had a pair that was more comfortable than all the others?

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