Guest Cojack Posted January 5, 2005 Report Share Posted January 5, 2005 I recently began working en pointe, and am still very much in the beginning stages of this technique. A few weeks ago an instructor noticed that the shank on my left shoe slides off toward the left side of my heel. She suggested this might be confusing my sense of balance. As a possible solution, she suggested a different ribbon/elastic arrangement from my current one (elastic around my ankle, ribbons under my foot). She suggested sewing a loop of elastic at the heel of my shoe and tying the ribbon with it running through this loop. I'm curious whether anyone here can clarify whether the shank slipping problem is a shoe-fit issue or more to do with something I am doing with my body? Also, might the new ribbon/elastic arrangement help? I guess I am skeptical, but I am certainly no expert. Any thought would be appreciated. Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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