Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

The Right Pointe Shoe Size is Vital for Ballerina Feet

ballerina feetBallerinas worldwide all struggle to maintain the right shoe size and fit of their pointe shoes. The right box, ribbon, and pinch is necessary to prevent foot problems. Noel Amend, a popular pointe shoe maker, often helps dancers find the right fit for them. “If you don’t get the shoe fit properly, the least of your worries would be blistering. It progresses from there...As in any sport, having good equipment is critical,” Amend states.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Moshe Hillel of Advanced Foot Care, NY. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to selecting the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
  • When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently
  • Purchase shoes later in the day as your feet swell as the day progresses
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat your feet right by choosing the right pair of shoes that can provide them comfort and mobility with minimal pain.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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