Does criss-crossing the elastic on your pointe shoes support your arch better?
Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Pointe Shoes - Elastic
Thank you for you ballet pointe shoes query, it is great to hear from you.
Yes, the criss-cross elastics provides extra support for your arch. A pointe shoe maker once told me it is better to sew elastics in a criss-cross, as oppose to just one loop, because otherwise it can cut the circulation off. I always prefer sewing in a criss-cross as I feel it gives me more support and makes my foot feel more snug in my shoe.