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