Claude_Catastrophique Posted January 17, 2008 Report Share Posted January 17, 2008 I just came back from a trip to London and I could not resist going to the Bloch Shop there. Well, as you can imagine, I HAD to buy a pair of shoes there. First I wanted to get some pointe in the hope that in England my pointe would be cheaper than in Switzerland. And yes, they are but not too much and so I decided to get a pair of new flats (because I really needed new ones, pointes I'd just have bought to safe some money). Anyway, I always had full sole (leather) flats in my 17 years of dancing and now it is time to try something new and I decide to get a pair of split sole flats. The girl in the shop gave me a pair called Pro Arch and they were just great on my feet. There was no left or right confusion (I know there is no left or right but the first couple of classes the shoes just felt wrong usually), they fitted perfect. I tried on another pair which I did not like that much (compared to the others really uncomfortable but like the shoes I always had) so I bought the Pro Archs. I always had the lazy-version of flats (elastic already on the shoe) but now they are only half sewed on and are meant to be criss crossed as the individual liked...well, there it comes: I am helpless, I don't know where I should sew them on. I have already sewed criss cross elastic onto shoes (but all myself). Here, the are attached some sort between the heel and place I usually would sew an elastic on (you know, the folding thing). Where would you attache the other end of the elastic? I thought, the best place would be where those littel net of the split in the sole is coming up but there it is only a little Canvas to sew it on. I'd appreciate any suggestions. I also tried to find this shoe on blochworld to check out, where THEY would attache it but I could not find it. Maybe I should mention that they (although they fit very well) tend to slip a bit of at the heel. I mean, I don't loose the shoe, it's just that the leather bulks a bit at the heel and I think with sewing the elastic at the right place this problem could be solved. And now to my second question: Like already said above, my feet *sigh* need the most expensive pair of pointes in the world. Okay, maybe not the most expensive but I'd not buy a pair of street shoes for this price (only handmade full leather winter boots with real fur inside which last for the next ten years but just not for a pair of pointe I have gone through in half a year). I have the Signature Rehearsal and I wonder if I could get those for less than 80 $. Any suggestions or inputs are most welcome! Quote Link to comment
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