Guest Rosalin Posted November 19, 2002 Report Share Posted November 19, 2002 I know the pointe shoe advice sheet is not for first time buyers because you need to be fitted properly from the very beginning. Yet, I need some real advice on a dilemma I've been presented with. I'm 28 years old, so I'm not sure if that will make the difference in my question. Tonight, my ballet instructor told me and a few other girls it was time to get our pointe shoes. I posted before about how I've been trying to lose weight to meet my goals to get on pointe. It seems that I've done it, and I'm very happy about it. Now the problem is, three girls are on pointe already and we were given a lecture on the types of shoes they were wearing. One girl was wearing Capezio Pavlowas, another girl brought in Duro Toes (Which she was not allowed to wear them in class because they were 'a mortal sin' as our instructor put it.), and the third girl wore Leo split soles. Our teacher said the Leo or Bloch split soles were very beautiful, and encouraged everyone who got the ok, to get them for next class. But everywhere I have read reviews on pointe split shoes said they were horrible and not very nice to dance in. What do you think? I'm buying my first pair tomorrow at my fitting appointment. Should I get the recommended split soles for class or go with the traditional full sole? I realize the full sole makes your feet work harder and may give more support for a beginner. And yet the split sole not only makes the foot's arch look better, but possibly easier to break in? I really need some advice. We were told we could wear either shoe, but the split sole I guess... is prettier to the eye? Thanks, Rosalin Quote Link to comment
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