Where should we buy pointe shoes?
Pointe shoes should be purchased only after a professional, personal fitting that takes into account the dancer’s individual anatomy, strength and technique.
Professional fittings are offered by many specialized dance stores; you might ask your daughter’s teacher or other teachers and dancers for recommendations. If you’re unsure of what a store offers, consider observing fittings there before making an appointment.
The information you learn throughout the Perfect Fit on this website, including the Retail Affiliate pages, can help you evaluate what you see. Fitters vary in their styles and particular methods, but the basics of a professional fitting should be in place.
Visit our store locator to find an authorized Russian Pointe retailer near you!