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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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Last year, Capezio launched the very first bejeweled pointe shoe of its collection.
A higher vamp in the pointe shoe may improve symptoms by promoting additional support of the MTP joint.
Endorsed by professionals, students and physical therapists alike, the PerfectFit Pointe Shoe Insert ($42) aims to improve the experience of dancing on pointe.
From the history of pointe dancing, to teaching, to profiles of pointe shoemakers, to healing from pointe shoe injuries, the text is a very good read.
We have managed to produce the next generation of pointe shoe that incorporates the technology we see in sport shoes, while maintaining the aesthetic beauty required for ballet.
Intraclass correlation values for barefoot, soft shoe, demi-pointe shoe, and pointe shoe data collection were 0.
The shoe order was randomized, with half the dancers completing the trials in the flat shoe first and half in the pointe shoe first.
From moisture-wicking materials to flatter-feeling soles, there is no shortage of thoughtful innovations as pointe shoes get more advanced every year.
20) Alignment of the toes, in particular incidence of hallux valgus, was examined in a study of female dancers using moulds inside the pointe shoe toe box.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative importance of the pointe shoe and the tarsometatarsal ligaments in Lisfranc joint stability en pointe.
With the dancers who come to contemporary ballet auditions, there isn't that beautiful command of the pointe shoe where it's malleable and looks like part of the foot, or that deconstructed torso, where energy bounces into the torso, then back out into the limbs.