WHICH POINTE SHOE IS BEST FOR YOU?

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Starting pointe work is a big step in a young ballerina’s life. It’s very important that students find the right pair of pointe shoes and do proper fittings to minimize the aches and pains that come along with it.

We carry Capezio and Bloch brands at the Steps Dance Shop, in different widths and shapes. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the pair that will fit and work best.

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CAPEZIO:

Demi Pointe
Pre-pointe training shoe with tapered feathered toe box and low crown. For RAD Exams Intermediate and up.

Contempora
For medium to wide foot, tapered toes, medium vamp, moderate platform with #2 shank. Good for Beginners.

Contempora ES
For medium to wide foot, tapered toes, medium vamp, moderate platform with #5 shank.

Aria
Medium vamp, low side and heel, rounded shape throat with # 3 shank.

Aria ES
Medium vamp, low side and heel, rounded shape throat with # 5 shank.

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Glisse
For medium to wide foot with toes of even length. Round throat, wide platform with # 3 broad shank.

Glisse Pro
Medium to wide forefoot, rounded shape throat, low sides and heel with # 5 broad shank.

Tiffany
Slightly tapered, medium vamp, low side, rounded shape throat with # 3 softer shank.

Tiffany Pro
Slightly tapered, medium vamp, low side, rounded shape throat with # 5 shank

Pavlowa
Russian style, narrow high platform, medium vamp with # 3 board shank.

Tendu II
U shape throat, wide platform, medium vamp with # 2 shank.

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BLOCH

Hannah
U vamp, wide platform, soft shank. For beginners.

Aspiration
U vamp, wide platform, medium shank. For advance level.

Serenade
U vamp, wide platform, medium shank. For beginners, advance and professional level.

Still can’t decide? Just ask! We’re happy to help. We can assist with other accessories and foot protection necessities that will come in handy for pointe work as well.

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For more information, or to make an appointment for a pointe shoe fitting, call Zeny at the Steps Dance Shop: (02) 949 3036. See you there!

Sofia

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