Pointe shoes - special ballet shoes, in which you can dance at your fingertips.
In order to properly choose and wear pointes, you must follow a number of rules, otherwise dancing in this ballet shoes will not only not convenient, but even dangerous.
Incorrectly selected pointe shoes can cause serious injury.
You will need
- - Pointe shoes-
- - a hammer-
- - two satin ribbons-
- - Needle-
- - thread-
- - Liners for shoes.
Purchase pointe shoes in a specialized storeOr at the individual master. Try on ballet shoes and make sure that they sit tightly on the leg. Pointe shoes, also called a box, must be narrow and rigid. In no case should you choose a free pointe, because their use can lead to leg injuries. Ballet shoes should tightly wrap around the foot, in this case the load on the toes will be distributed evenly. You can not wear newly purchased pointe shoes, as these shoes require special preparation before use.
Smash your new pointe shoes with the most thoroughWay. Ballet shoes made by an individual master using traditional technology, as a rule, have a very tight sock. These shoes sometimes have to be kneaded with a hammer until it gets the desired softness. Modern pointe shoes of factory production are less rigid, and you can stretch them simply with your hands.
Sew a ribbon to the pointe. Usually ballet shoes are sewn with satin ribbons 3-5 cm wide and 2 m long. Fold the ribbon in half and sew to the heel of a ballet slipper. Sometimes the ribbon is placed inside the dumbbell under the heel and sewed on the sides. This method is good for those who have a very narrow foot, which requires additional fixation.
Use special inserts toLegs in ballet shoes feel more comfortable. In a specialized store you can buy paper, fabric and silicone inserts. Elastic and elastic silicone inserts are much more expensive than paper and fabric liners, but they are the most convenient and suitable for reusable use.
Insert the inserts and put on the pointes. Tie bands, wrapping them several times around the ankles. Do not tighten too much - this can lead to a violation of blood circulation in the leg. The ends of the tapes need to be refilled so that they do not interfere during the dance.