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#1 pavlov

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

I find that my ballet shoes stick to the floor when I do turns, so I can't turn completely around. They are older shoes, but not that worn out. Would buying new shoes help? These are just regular ballet shoes, not point shoes.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:15 AM

Are they canvas? If so, you can just put them through the washing machine. It may be that there's rosin, or floor cleaner (or even floor wax) or just a build of dust and grease from the floor.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

I find that leather shoes often stick to marley surfaces, especially when it is humid.  For me, turning is much easier in a canvas shoe regardless of the floor type.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

I am not sure if these are leather or canvas.

 

If they are leather, I will buy a new pair of canvas. I'm pretty sure it's the shoes. I turn better when I'm barefoot.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:21 AM

It's pretty easy to tell the difference! If they're leather, maybe you need to clean them with a leather cleaner - but not a grease/oil based one. In fact. leather can be pretty tough - you could gently wash them in warm water with a leather cleaner. Look for leather glove cleaner. I clean all my fine leather gloves with that - if you stuff the shoes with socks to help them dry, you'll keep the shape of the shoe. Don't overstuff unless you want to stretch your shoes.




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