Pirou Posted January 3, 2008 Report Share Posted January 3, 2008 I have Capezio Cobra canvas split sole shoes. I have kind of narrow feet, and after trying dozens and shipping them all back to Discount Dance and also visiting all the local dance stores in town, they are the only canvas shoes that fit. (I wear Bloch Prolite hybrid for my leather shoe.) But - they have a half-inch band of foam fabric directly under my demi-pointe area which is really annoying. It's like I'm balancing on a bunch of marbles. Okay, not that bad, but it's not good. I had heard about people trimming the pleats inside their shoes, so I pulled up the insole to look underneath and - ! - it appears to be a piece of foam glued quite strongly to the leather sole and the upper - cannot see any pleats at all, and I don't see how I can trim it out. But - it's very clearly a ledge of about 1/8 inch from this padded insert to the rest of the sole of the shoe under the metatarsals, which seems like a recipe for injury for me. I showed this to a dancing cousin (not ballet) who suggested possibly adding moleskin to the rest of the metatarsal area so that it was all one height. That seems like a good idea, but then again, adding bulk to the shoe, particularly in the metatarsal area, seems like it would affect how the shoe looks when the foot is pointed... Has anyone else had this problem or have any ideas? Quote Link to comment
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