When should pointe not hurt anymore?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:16 AM
LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS...
...IT'S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN! [Unknown]
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:31 PM
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"- (Currently poking Poseidon in the netherworld with his trident)
"Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe." Mila Kunis
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:44 PM
Time to head over to the pointe shoe forum and fill out the form/and/or post pictures!
I will check it out, thanks!
Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:45 AM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:31 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:38 PM
I remember that, while my daughter was at a SI, (almost) all the other dancers were wearing (fashionable) toe tape. So, she, of course, wanted it too, even though she did not need them. Sure enough, she developed bad blisters from sweating under these tapes... Lesson learnt, just only put in/on what YOUR feet, toes need.
Since I am not in my DD shoes, I always encourage her, to immediately tell me, if something (anything) does not feel right, in order to not make it worse.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:09 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:13 PM
First, your DD may just have to experiment with different styles & sizes. I'm sure your wallet does not want to hear that! My DD has been to many pointe fittings. Several were free fittings for various reasons and others I've had to pay if we don't buy the shoes... but I want her to speak up if there is something she doesn't like. It's easy for young dancers to get caught up in the excitement of getting pointe shoes.
I've also learned in this process that some fitters are better than others. Some store employees just don't know a thing about fitting shoes and others seem like shoe whisperers! Not knowing where you live, you may want to try taking DD and her shoes to a different fitter carrying different products and describe the problems.
I think there is some trial & error in this process.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:41 AM
I will try and fill out a pointe shoe form today. She had class again last night and was struggling with pain again. The fitter we went to came highly recomended by both of her ballet teachers from each of the schools she attends so I am fairly confident she knows what she is talking about. Part of the problem may have been lack of choices because my dd's feet are tiny - her Bloch European Balance's are size 2x. There was not much available in that size. The Grishko 2007's were what the fitter thought would be best for my dd but when she tried them on, she thought they were uncomfortable. First time fittings are tough!
Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:31 AM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:39 PM