What do I need to repair pointe shoes?

In a previous episode of Dancing With Elizabeth we talked about the different parts of pointe shoes.  You can read that blog post here.

Tips for Buying Pointe Shoes

Growing up I spent A LOT of time in the ballet studio.  The cost of classes start to add up so I quickly learned every way possible to save money.   Pointe shoes, like everything else in your ballet bag, eventually start to wear out.

How long do pointe shoes last?

That’s a question I get all the time.  Here’s what the experts say.

Depending on your experience level, your shoes will last anywhere from a few hours up to 12 hours of dancing. For example, if you attend an hour long pointe class once per week, your shoes will last for approximately three months. Of course, if you are new to pointe, your shoes will not wear out as quickly as a more experienced dancer’s.

Sourced from Dance About

Doesn’t sound like that long does it? That’s the bad news.  The good news is through the years I’ve learned some tricks on how to repair pointe shoes and make them last longer.  Here are the items that you will need.

  1. Pointe Shoes
  2. Thread (Preferably pink)
  3. Scissors
  4. Elastic
  5. Ribbon
  6. Needle
  7. Thimble
  8. Pins

So…get those items together and in the next episode we’ll show you how to make the repairs.

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