Advice 1: How to wear Pointe shoes

Pointe shoes hard ballet shoes, in which the leg is in the fingers. They contribute to the purchase of the greater turnout of the feet, and also immediately allow you to notice mistakes in the position of the body. Pointe shoes develop the ability to maintain the balance of body weight, strengthen the foot. But it's not such a dance shoes, you can buy and do it yourself. To stand on the toes, also known as dance on Pointe, you should only with an experienced teacher.
How to wear Pointe shoes
Instruction
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When buying shoes keep of shoes were tightly wrapped around the leg. A box of Pointe shoes hard and narrow, so may be tempted to buy Pointe shoes more, but you can not do that. If the Pointe sits on the foot tightly, the load on the foot is distributed evenly, dancing is easier, and loose or too big Pointe shoes will lead to injuries of the foot. Wear brand new Pointe shoes is still impossible, you can only try. Before use they need some training.
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There are different views on how to prepare Pointe shoes for use. Some teachers recommend to take a hammer and smash their noses Pointe Shoe to become softer. But if the right box has a relatively small stiffness, then stretch it with your hands. The same is tedious to do and with the heel.
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The need to sew Pointe shoes ribbons. Usually use a long satin ribbon, which would be enough to lace up your leg to the knee. Fold the heel of the heel to the foot, the ribbons should be sewn just in the crease. If you Pointe shoes too wide (you have a very narrow foot), the heel can slightly slip from the feet. In this case, place the middle of the ribbon inside the Pointe Shoe to support the heel.
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To the leg was easier to be in Pointe shoes, there is a special ear. They come in various types, but the most soft and comfortable – it's silicone. You can also buy paper or fabric liners.
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You can now wear Pointe shoes. Insert the liner and put on shoes, and then lace the ribbon up to the knee. The ends of the tape run, so they are not sticking out. Usually are used for exercises leg warmers worn on top of the lacing of ballet shoes.
Note
Do not wear Pointe shoes by yourself. Make the decision that you are ready for Pointe shoes, can only be experienced teacher. Own initiative in this case could lead to serious injury of the foot, which permanently alienate you from classical dance.
Useful advice
Properly fitted Pointe shoes should not cause acute pain or severe discomfort. The wrong size will lead to the fact that the main body weight will shift on your thumbs, and this means that they will have a huge load. To engage in such shoes is impossible – it will lead to deformation of the foot, the fingers will be very sore.

Advice 2: How to choose Pointe shoes

Admiring the beauty and grace of ballerinas, a few of the audience is how hard it is to stand and dance on Pointe. These shoes are special shoes for ballet and pick her up on their own, without the advice of a professional, is quite difficult.
How to choose Pointe shoes
Instruction
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Try to find shoes in my size. Put on your Shoe and step on "toes". If in this position the heel part of the box sits not tight, so the Pointe shoes you great. If the shoes slip off heel, you need a smaller Shoe size.
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When choosing the size of the Pointe note and in their width. If your fingers "hang out", the dancer begins to transfer the body weight on the big toe, which causes him severe pain. Pick up the Pointe shoes, in which the box will fit snugly to the leg and to stabilize the position of the foot and toes. While the little ballerina may seem like too small shoes – because the shoes is quite hard, it is unusual after the usual shoes. But the rigidity of the box and its close contact with the foot will ensure proper location of the foot, and therefore the health of the little dancer.
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However, to adjust the degree of stiffness of Pointe shoes is still possible. Modern company producing dance shoes, have a range of hardness and features on it different insoles. Their designations can be found on the sole of the Pointe Shoe. There are several types of hardness: hard (H), medium (M) and soft (S). Sometimes in stores you can find Supersoft insole (SS) and super hard (SH). When choosing insoles, please contact your dance teacher: these questions should be solved individually for each ballerina.
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Pointe shoes vary in heel: it is high, medium and low. Correctly selected the heel is tight and comfortable fitting leg.
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In the final selection of a pair of Pointe use the size chart. It is composed of such individual indicators as inserts for Pointe shoes, model completeness (1,2,3), height of rise, a tool for drawing and the individual features of the dancer. While the length of the foot is best measured with a ruler, standing on her bare foot. Measure the exact distance between the longest finger and the heel.
Useful advice
Change the shoes as they Mature ballerina. Follow her convenience and development of the foot. Properly fitted Pointe shoes will affect only the quality of the dance, but also the health of the dancer.
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