lampwick Posted December 5, 2005 Report Share Posted December 5, 2005 Whenever I pique or step onto pointe, my foot will bend and look like it squishes down a bit. I suspect that this has to do with the very compressible nature of the bones in my feet. At Capezio, they used this device which squishes the bones together and the fitter said that my foot is *very* compressible. My foot REALLY spreads out when I put weight on it and I can move the bones around really easily with my hands. I have never had any type of injury to my feet, and I feel solid en pointe. I don't wobble and my ankles "hold" very well, but I still always look like I'm sitting. The moment when my body weight bears down (when a weight transfer happens) my foot bends more. 3/4 shanks seem to make my arch look higher on my foot (it's lower down--closer to my toes than would be "ideal"). But I still always have this "squishing down" when I go onto pointe, no matter what shoes I wear and no matter how strong I get. I don't particularly like working in a rock hard shoe, and the soft ones seem to function perfectly fine... I feel like it's an aesthetic problem that makes me look weak, like I'm not solidly pulled up in my shoes. No teacher has ever commented on it yet, but its something I notice that my feet do...and other people's don't. I don't really like the look of this when I pique. Has anyone ever encountered this problem? Will the foot eventually "solidify" with more muscle development? Is there more I can do with my shoes? did this make any sense? Quote Link to comment
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