pointe shoes

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pointe shoes

ballet shoes that protect and support the foot when the dancer is en pointe; with blocked toe box and a stiffened plantar shank
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The bride created her cathedral-length veil of silk organza, edged in pearls and attached to a headband of pearls, shells, Austrian crystals and tiny gold point shoes.
I've blamed a combination of years of wearing point shoes for ballet lessons and, as a teenager, having teetered around on unsuitable (both in a health and fashion sense) stilettoes.
Delighted Tirion, who is auditioning to join the Royal Ballet fully in January and go to its lower ballet boarding school in Surrey, said: 'I was very excited and took my point shoes to be signed.
At the end of it, when my foot eventually got better, I decided to try for a more modern company, where I didn't have to wear point shoes.
I have bought a new pair and I'll know my knee is mending when I can get back on a pair of point shoes.
As soon as I got my point shoes, I was hooked,'' she said.