Ballet Pointe Shoes - Elastic

by Carolyn

Ballet Pointe Shoes - Elastic

Does criss-crossing the elastic on your pointe shoes support your arch better?



Reply by Odette

To:- Ballet Pointe Shoes - Elastic

Hello Carolyn,

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.

All the best,


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