How To Prepare Your Ballet Slippers
Ballet slippers should not be confused with the flimsy ballet themed house slippers available in many stores today. A ballet slipper is a substantial shoe made of leather or canvas with an elastic binding and a strap across the top of the foot.
When preparing your shoes for class, first put them on, tighten the elastic binding and tie a sturdy knot. Cut the excess elastic off, leaving room to retie the knot as your foot grows. Lightly burn the ends to prevent fraying.
When heading into class make sure to have the elastic binding tucked into the shoe. There should not be a bow. There should be a flat line on the front of the shoe (as seen in the top picture on the left). This makes for a clean line and prevents the numerous "Will you tie my shoes?" in the class itself. Your instructor will thank you!
How To Prepare Your Pointe Shoes
We carry 3 models of Fuzi pointe shoes. If you are a first time pointe student please contact us to set up an appointment to be fitted by our pointe shoe fitters. If you are experienced with pointe shoes feel free to come in at anytime.