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When Is It Time For New Pointe Shoes?

When Is It Time For New Pointe Shoes?

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:

  1. Your foot has grown or changed to affect the fit
  2. The shank has become very soft
  3. The box/wings have become very soft
  4. You no longer feel stable or supported
  5. 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:


Allegro Evanston
(847) 733-8460 

Allegro Barrington
(847) 277-1009




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