Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Pointe Shoes
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Appointments are not necessary but recommended for pointe shoe fittings.
We want to ensure you have the very best fit so please allow at least an hour for pointe shoe fittings.
If you would like to schedule a fitting please call us at (580) 745-5633.
WHAT BRANDS DO YOU CARRY?
We currently carry Bloch, Gaynor Minden, Nikolay, and So Danca Pointe Shoes.
HOW DO I SEW ON ELASTIC AND RIBBON?
Sewing elastic and ribbon on pointe shoes varies by dancer.
You can always call or stop by our store and we would be happy to give you a tutorial.
Click on the links below for some helpful instructional videos.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED NEW POINTE SHOES?
That depends on how many hours per week you spend in your pointe shoes.
Beginners can sometimes dance the entire season in one pair of shoes.
Advanced dancers will often go through pointe shoes every few months.
For more advanced dancers we recommend having at least two pairs of shoes which you can alternate. This reduces the wear and tear on each pair.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY POINTE SHOES?
One of the most important factors in extending the life of your pointe shoes is moisture control!
After dancing your shoes will most likely be very sweaty. It is important that you take them out of your dance bag as soon as possible. You can hang them in your room to dry or keep them in a bag specially designed for pointe shoes which allows for air flow. If you notice that your shoes aren't drying quickly, you can also insert odor eliminator packets into your shoes. These are typically made from silica gel. (just like those little packets that come in packaging for any product to keep it dry).
We also recommend using an odor eliminating spray. These help keep your shoes, bag, and feet smelling fresh!