It’s time to get back into your Fall dance classes, and you may be asking yourself whether you need a new pair of pointe shoes. Sometimes it can be hard to tell, especially if it’s your first pair or a new style for you. Here are some facts and tips to help you decide when it’s time to get your next pair!
Pointe shoes typically last for 12-15 hours en pointe.
Your first pair will probably last the longest. There are a lot of factors that affect the lifetime of pointe shoes, including but not limited to: foot strength/flexibility, specific choreography, shoe care, break-in process, floor surface, and storage temperature.
You know that it’s time for new shoes if:
- Your foot has grown or changed to affect the fit
- The shank has become very soft
- The box/wings have become very soft
- You no longer feel stable or supported
- You feel new or increased pain
If you notice any of the above about your current pair of pointe shoes, it's time for a new pair! Dancing on dead pointe shoes can increase risk of injury and discomfort. Order new shoes here or call Allegro today to schedule your next pointe fitting: