Monitoring Pointe Shoe Wear

Due to the precise fit, providing imperative support, pointe shoes must be replaced when they are outgrown or the structure is compromised. 

Replace When:

  • Shoe becomes uncomfortably tight as foot grows.
  • Foot shape has changed so that the support is no longer proper or comfortable.
  • Technical development changes the needs of the shoe shape or shank strength.
  • Shoes start to wear and lose supportive qualities.

Typically, you can expect 12 to 15 hours of active use from a pair of pointe shoes.

Appearances can be deceiving- worn shoes may still be fully supportive, and shoes that still look new, may be structurally compromised. 


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