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Suffolk Darning KitRegular price $14.99 Save $-14.99
Darning the platforms of your pointe shoes can make it easier to balance en pointe, and it's never been easier with this handy-dandy Darning Kit by Suffolk, including:
Style No. 1581
Allegro Pointe Starter KitRegular price $59.99 Save $-59.99
Are you excited about going up en pointe but not sure how to take care of your feet or shoes? Are you worried about sewing on your ribbon & elastic correctly? Be fully prepared with the Pointe Starter Kit from Allegro! The kit contains 6 items carefully chosen by Allegro staff to make sure you have everything you need for a successful start en pointe:
Plus, getting the Pointe Starter Kit gives you more bang for your buck. The regular price for these 6 items would be $72.50, so by purchasing them together in the Pointe Starter Kit, you save 18%!
1. Is the Pointe Starter Kit only for beginner pointe students?
The Pointe Starter Kit is an essential set of items designed with beginner pointe students in mind, but it also makes an excellent gift for pointe dancers of all levels. You can never have enough lambs wool, toe tape, or massage tools, and who doesn't love getting a cute key chain? Plus, advanced dancers often have multiple pairs of shoes going at the same time, which makes having an extra mesh bag a necessity.
2. Why do I need a mesh pointe shoe bag?
Traditional paste pointe shoes, which are a majority of the pointe shoes made today, gradually breakdown over time due to wear & tear and the softening of the paste due to moisture. When you dance, your feet sweat, and if you don't fully allow your pointe shoes to air dry after dancing, they will "die" much more quickly. A mesh pointe shoe bag is ventilated with small holes, thus allowing your shoes to air dry while still being able to contain all your accessories. Additionally, the Pillows for Pointes Super Pillowcase™ mesh bags have a convenient inner pocket for storing your toe pads, because you don't want to leave your sweaty toe pads inside of your pointe shoes either.
3. How do I use lambs wool and toe tape?
As your shoes break in, you may experience some extra pain or pressure. To ease this, simply rip off a small bit of lambs wool and place inside your pointe shoes or your toe pads to add a little extra comfort wherever you need it.
If you notice rubbing or redness on your toe knuckles or heels, that is a sign that you may be developing a blister. Simply cover/wrap the affected area with toe tape to help protect the affected area & prevent blisters. If you already have a blister, use the toe tape to keep a bandage in place. Toe tape can also be used for taping toe spacers or lambs wool in place.
4. Are the pointe shoe key chains real pointe shoes?
No, they are miniature replicas of pointe shoes for decorative purposes only. Often, dancers will write the date & name of their first pair of pointe shoes on the bottom of their pointe shoe key chain, so that they'll always remember when they got their first pair.
Allegro Toe TapeRegular price $10.99 Save $-10.99
A dancer's best friend, this stretchy Microfoam tape is the a miracle for your feet, helping to cushion toes, prevent blisters, and protect corns while still allowing for full range of motion. It's also great for taping toe spacers or lambs wool in place, and the gentle adhesive doesn't leave a sticky residue.
Specifications: 1" x 5.5 yards.
Satin Ribbon w/ Silicone CoatingRegular price $7.50 Save $-7.50
Do your pointe shoe ribbons keep slipping out of place? Get a grip with the silicone-coated pointe shoe ribbon from Nikolay Grishko. One side is pink & shiny like we all know & love; the other side has a thin silicone layer that ensures secure placement around the ankle without added bulk, so you can kiss messy ribbons goodbye!
Specifications: Ballet Pink, 25mm x 2.4 yards.
Style No. 0002/6N
Bunheads® Stitch Kit™ PRORegular price $20.50 Save $-20.50
The all-new Stitch Kit™ PRO by Capezio contains everything you need to conquer all pointe shoe sewing emergencies. In addition to 36 yard of super strong pink thread and 2 large eye needles, this PRO version of the Stitch Kit™ contains a pair of scissors, seam ripper, thimble, 4 safety pins, and detailed instructions on how to sew your ribbon & elastic. A must-have item for all pointe dancers!
Style No. BH1539
Elastic DrawstringRegular price $3.25 Save $-3.25
Elastic drawstring designed for pointe shoes & ballet shoes. Each piece is 36" in length; 1 piece = 1 shoe; 2 pieces = 1 pair of shoes
Lost the drawstring in one of your pointe shoes?
Order 1 piece.
Looking to replace the cotton drawstrings of your new pair of pointe shoes?
Order 2 pieces.
FPH Gala Pointe Shoe BrushRegular price $11.99 Save $-11.99
Gaynor Minden Toe StabilizersRegular price $9.00 Save $-9.00
Fill in the gap between your big & 2nd toe and help prevent non-hereditary bunions with the Gaynor Minden Toe Stabilizers. Made with durable & comfortable Poron®, the Toe Stabilizers can be stuck together & stacked to become as thin or thick as needed and can be trimmed-to-fit length-wise. Ideal for dancers with longer toes.
Style No. GM-STAB-M
Happy Toes Gel Toe PadsRegular price $19.99 Save $-19.99
The innovative design of the Happy Toes Gel Toe Pads by Só Dança eliminates all bulkiness on the balls of the feet, covering only the tops & tips of the toes. Ideal for dancers who prefer minimal padding in their shoes.
Care Instructions: hand-wash with mild detergent & allow to air dry. When dry, lightly dust with baby powder, if so desired.
Materials: 100% gel.
Style No. HT01
Bunheads® Spacers™Regular price $8.99 Save $-8.99
The Bunheads® Spacers™ by Capezio are reusable all-gel toe spacers that can be placed in-between your smaller toes to prevent rubbing, compression, and hammer-toe.
6 per package.
Care Instructions: hand-wash with mild detergent & allow to air dry; if so desired, may be lightly dusted with baby powder after drying.
Materials: 100% silicone gel.
Style No. BH1043
Pointe Comfort Ultra Lites Toe PadsRegular price $26.99 Save $-26.99
Pointe Comfort Ultra Lites by Eurotard are similar to Pointe Comfort Original toe pads, but thinner. Made with Eurotard's patented ViscoElastic gel, they help to reduce shock, shear, and stress on the bones and muscles of the feet when dancing on pointe. Thin on top and thicker at the toes, the Pointe Comfort Ultra Lites help to evenly distribute weight between toes and provide bunion protection. Antimicrobial & antibacterial. Recommended for Greek & Egyptian-shaped feet.
Material: ViscoElastic gel (Eurotard patent: DES 420.784)
Care Instructions: hand-wash with gentle soap & warm water; air dry. Use body powder as needed.
Style No. 990u
Nikolay Grishko Pack of 1/2" Shoe Ballet ElasticRegular price $1.60 Save $-1.60
Two pieces of ballet shoe elastic, 1/2" wide x 9" long.
Perfect for ballet slippers or as a thinner alternative for pointe shoe elastic.
Specifications: 100% elastic, 1/2" x 9".
Heel GrippersRegular price $4.99 Save $-4.99
These Heel Grippers by Gaynor Minden are a pretty awesome little shoe accessory. These little guys are super soft, squishy and grippy, and have a peel-and-stick backing to keep them in place. We recommend these for any dancer needing to fill in the extra space at their heel and keep their shoes on their heels. Especially wonderful for people with narrow heels! Heel Grippers work great for pointe shoes (giving a super sleek, smooth look), AND work equally great in character shoes, tap shoes, ballet flats, jazz shoes, ballroom shoes, street shoes, shoes with stripes, shoes with polka dots, etc, etc... you get the point!
Contains 2 heel grippers.
Gaynor Minden RibbonRegular price $6.00 Save $-6.00
Soft, double-faced ribbon in a choice of colors that matches Gaynor Minden pointe shoes.
Available in 4 colors: Pink (100% nylon); Cappuccino, Mocha, Espresso (100% polyester)
Specifications: 7/8" x 2.5 yards
Gaynor Stretch RibbonRegular price $6.00 Save $-6.00
Gaynor Minden's Stretch Ribbon is firm, but stretchy, giving your ankles extra support. Each packet comes with 4 pre-cut pieces of matte pink ribbon that match Gaynor Minden's pink pointe shoes.
Contains: 4 pre-cut pieces (each 7/8″ wide by 21” long)
Instant Wings™Regular price $9.99 Save $-9.99
Instant Wings™ provide cushioned support in the wings of your pointe shoes. They are firm, resilient, and easy to use. Fold each wing in half and slide it into the toe box. Your foot keeps it in place.
Content: Poron® Performance Cushioning
Available in 3 different sizes to match the box of your Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes: #3, #4, and #5.
Bunheads® Jelly Tips®Regular price $8.99 Save $-8.99
Alleviate toe pressure, prevent blisters, and protect bruised toenails with the Bunheads® Jelly Tips® by Capezio. These elasticized knit fabric tubes have an inner gel lining that provides extra comfort & protection for your 2nd - 5th toes. They can also be used to "build up" especially short toes, thus more evenly distributing the weight between all your toes in your pointe shoes.
2 per package; can be trimmed to size.
Care Instructions: hand-wash with gentle detergent; allow to air dry inside-out.
Materials: silicone gel, polyester
Style No. BH1050
Bunheads® Flexers® RibbonRegular price $7.99 Save $-7.99
Relieve pressure on your Achilles tendons with the Bunheads® Flexers® Ribbon by Capezio. A piece of elastic is sewn into satin ribbon, eliminating bagginess and providing enough flexibility to ease tendonitis while still being supportive. Ideal for dancers who would like a little bit of stretch while still enjoying the professional look of satin ribbon.
Available in Light Professional Pink (LPP) or Professional Pink (PP).
Includes 4 pieces (enough for 1 pair of pointe shoes).
Specifications: each piece is 7/8" x 1.5'; made from satin & elastic.
Style No. BH310
Dancers' Dots (90 ct)Regular price $26.99 Save $-26.99
Meet Dancers' Dots- a pointe dancer's best friend!
This product by Gaynor Minden is designed especially for dancers who have sensitive, blister-prone feet. Simply remove the backing, tape to your skin, and immediately experience the soothing and protective sensation. Made from hydrogel, these little squishy dots relieve pressure and protect against blisters. They are almost entirely water but very durable. And if you've ever struggled to cut up and use 2nd Skin, these Dancers' Dots are sooooooo much easier and more convenient to use. Comes with two sizes of dots so that you can protect all sorts of ouchy spots.
This large jar contains 90 dots.
Also available in a 20 piece mini pack.
Sizes: 60 medium (3/4″) and 30 large (1 1/8″) Dots per jar.
Material: Deionized water, polyethylene oxide
Pointe Pockets Toe PadsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
Bothered by seams? Other gel too pads to thick and bulky? Pointe Pockets by Gaynor Minden may be your perfect toe pad. Slightly thinner than average, these toe pads allow dancers to really feel the floor and not add anything bulky inside their shoes. Also there are no seams that run across the top of the toes. To amp up the comfort the pads are made of 4-way stretch polyester and medical grade TPE gel that is hypo-allergenic and holds up better. Pointe Pockets are designed and shaped to fit perfectly in Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, but they work great in all brands of shoes!
Available in sizes: Small and Large
Material: Polyester, TPE Gel
Made in the USA
Style No. SA-F-139-BPT
Bloch Pointe Shoe Glue (1 oz.)Regular price $11.99 Save $-11.99
Bloch's Pointe Glue extends the life of your pointe shoes. To maximize the life of your pointe shoes, apply a thin layer where you need more support on the box, inside the platform, or on the shank. The glue sets in about 10-20 seconds. Store in a cool dry place out of sunlight.
Volume: 1 oz bottle
Style No. A0303
Rosin SprayRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Bloch's Rosin Spray is a non-slip professional resin in a spray container. It is easy to use and provides excellent tack. To reduce slipping, simply spray the resin to the soles of the shoes or the tips of your pointe shoes. This will increase traction against the floor. It can also be used to secure ribbon and clothing.
Content: Rock Rosin
Volume: 100 ml
Style No. A0302
Bloch Stretch Satin RibbonRegular price $6.00 Save $-6.00
Bloch Stretch Satin Ribbon comes pre-cut and is single faced, meaning that one side is shiny satin. Designed to relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon, the ribbon's ability to stretch allows full flexion and extension of the ankle and heel without any bagginess or restriction of movement.
1 packet contains enough ribbon for 1 pair of pointe shoes.
Style No. A0528
Bloch 1" Pointe Shoe ElasticRegular price $1.50 Save $-1.50
Plush, supportive elastic pre-cut into 1" wide x 9" long pieces.
Lost a piece of elastic? Order one piece.
For regular pointe shoe sewing (single heel loop), order 2 pieces per pair of shoes.
For criss-cross pointe shoe sewing, order 4 pieces per pair of shoes.
Specifications: 100% elastic, 1" x 9".
Russian Pointe 7/8" Mesh Pointe Shoe ElasticRegular price $2.00 Save $-2.00
Russian Pointe's mesh elastic is light and flexible for dancers who want gentle but effective, minimally restraining support. RP Mesh Pointe Shoe Elastic is 7/8" wide, and the RP Pink hue is a perfect match for Russian Pointe pointe shoes.
Specifications: 1 piece of mesh elastic is 7/8" wide x 9" long.
NOTE: for regular sewing, order 2 pieces; for criss-cross sewing, order 4 pieces.
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