The large variety of shoes available on the market can make the decision of what shoe to buy daunting, especially for the new pointe student. And each dancer’s foot is different, so no one make a model that works for everyone. An improperly fitting pointe shoe is detrimental to a dancer’s ability to correctly develop the muscles and may lead to injuries of the foot, ankle, knee or back. A properly fitting pointe shoe enhances the abilities of the dancer. Alterations to the structure of the shoe are often necessary, even with the large variety of pointe shoes available.
The Fit Makes The Difference
About the Fitter
Elizabeth Brooksher has been fitting pointe shoes professionally for over two decades. She has studied the art of fitting with the leaders in the pointe shoe manufacturing industry including Russian Pointe, Repetto, Freed, Bloch, Capezio, and Grishko. Elizabeth was manager of the leading dancewear retailer in the greater Boston area for seven years before relocating to the Phoenix area to be closer to her family.
The Stages of a Fitting
Classes and Services