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Olivier Tourchon: An Aspiring Man's Story Behind Pointe Shoes

Ona aspiring man, one inspiring story. Everything about Olivier Tourchon and his personal story behind ballet and pointe shoes! A full interview article for one of our best customers on his everyday life, ballet classes, ballet story and his pointe of view on ballet and nowadays dance society.

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Sara Coleman: One Story Behind Famous Dancers' Pointe Shoe Collection

She is maybe the only woman collector of famous dancers' pointe shoes. This article is about one woman with passion for ballet. The original interview of hers depict her into ballet experiences, as well as reveals many "hidden objects", like pointe shoes - autographs - photos - books etc, that used to belong to famous dancers. The full interview with photos of her collection are being presented.

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Long Toes: A Total Guide For Finding Your Perfect Pointe AND Street Shoes

In this article we give you every guideline for finding your perfect pointe shoes in case you have very long toes. We refer to the basic characteristics of long toes and the difference between them and the long feet. Also, the most suitable pointe shoe models for long toes are being discussed, while two different fitting cases are being analyzed.

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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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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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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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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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Our pointe shoe fitting service is 6 today!

I once found out that the ballet world was full of badly fitted pointe shoes. I kept seeing them on photos and videos so one day I’ve just decided to translate our local concept into English and make it international. That’s how BestPointe.com was started, 6 years ago...

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Cristhiam Betanco: there are quite a lot of male ballet dancers in Nicaragua

Cristhiam Betanco lives in Nicaragua. He studies ballet for 8 years now and he trains and dances on pointe. He started ballet in Ballet Estudio Aldoca, Leon, and five years later decided to move to Managua to attend ballet at Escuela Nacional de Ballet. Every time he needs a new pair of pointe shoes, Cristhiam gets re-fitted online by BestPointe, by a fitter located in Greece, and gets his custom-made pointe shoes made in Russia. Yes, ballet has no borders, but we were always curious to know more about the everyday ballet life in Nicaragua so we asked Cristhiam a few questions…

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