dancepig Posted January 20, 2008 Report Share Posted January 20, 2008 I am a 53 yr old female - who started pointe work at the perfect age of 50. However, I do have some "issues", the biggest of which is a morton's neuroma on my right foot. I am also in a studio with the world's worse floors - hardware over concrete. My right foot is really complaining. So...because my Wednesday night class consists of 30 minutes of ballet class in "flat" (soft) shoes and then 45 minutes of class in pointe shoes, I decided to try a demi pointe shoe. I was hoping the stiffer box of the demi pointe shoe might protect my foot from the horrible floor more than the soft shoes. I made a huge effort and was finally able to procure a pair of demi pointe shoes - in Grishko Elite. The good part of this is wow - they are great for the first part of the class. They really make my feet work and where I thought I had good balance before (in my soft shoes), I found I had to learn to balance all over again in these shoes. The upstart of that is my pointe shoes don't cause me any balance problems on the flat any longer. The bad part of the shoe is the box - they are very square and I need a more tapered shoe - and this leads to the ugly, because even when I'm pointing my foot - the foot still looks like a duck's bill. My question to all of you is; do you know where I can get a Grishko 2007 demi pointe shoe? I've tried going back to my local dancewear vendor, but she is clueless about this. I see on the Grishko site that this shoe does exist, but all they tell me is to check my local vendor I see on the Backbay Dancewear site they carry the demi in the Sansha - but the vamp looks too long, and they carry the Bloch demi pointe, but the vamp looks too long and the box looks to be too square. Any ideas? I am also considering taking the shank out of an old pair of RP Entradas which are now dead, but I have no clue as to how to go about this. Again, any thoughts or ideas? Thank you! Quote Link to comment
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