There is no greater struggle for most young dancers than finding the right pointe shoe. Every foot is different, with variations that include foot shape, toe length, flexibility and strength. Therefore, pointe shoe manufacturers offer many different models, each shoe catering to a specific foot type. It is extremely important to find a fitter who is not only intimately familiar with ballet technique and anatomy, but also has extensive experience working with many different pointe shoe manufacturers. Knowing how easy it is for a dancer to injure themselves in a poorly fitted shoe, we take great care and caution with our fittings. Only qualified dancers with the proper education, experience and knowledge of our extensive inventory are permitted to do fittings. Because of this, we encourage you to call to make an appointment for a pointe shoe fitting.
We carry Pointe shoes by Grishko (2007, ProFlex, Elite, Ulanova, Maya, Elite Pre Pointe), Bloch (European Balance, Heritage, Aspiration, Hannah, Alpha, Sonata), Russian Pointe(Lumina, Rubin, Dolce, Entrada, Paulette), Freed (Classic WB, Studio II), Chacott, La Pointe (V and U Cut), Capezio (Aria, Tiffany, Concerto, Glisse), Suffolk, Repetto, Gamba, and Mirella.
Sewing your shoes properly is very important! We will quickly sew your shoes for you, $10 for ballet slippers and $20 and up for pointe shoes.
Pointe shoe fittings done by Kristin Ruggieri. (Click for bio)
What do online “discount” pointe shoes really cost?
Here is a side-by-side comparison of what you’re really paying for your shoes. These are some of our most popular styles. Our pointe shoes are always 10%. These prices were taken from the largest discount website, prices include both 7 day and 4 day shipping.