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Posted by lacey cox-boyd on 13th Apr 2017
I've never had pointe shoes that didn't constantly hurt. I have wide feet that are highly compressible, tapered toes with a significantly longer second toe, and very narrow heels. I'm not currently taking class, but have 17 years of classical training, and used to spend 30 hours per week in pointe shoes.i needed a pair for a musical and didn't want to spend a fortune for shoes if probably only need for a couple months. Best decision ever. Where were these all my life? I have extremely strong feet, but don't have a pretty arch. I normally wear out the box of a shoe way before the shank. I absolutely love how hard the box is in these. I wore them with ouch pouch gel pads, and spacers between my first and second toes. After not taking class in so long i was expecting blisters, blood, and pain (because that's how I remember pointe) but I didn't have a single blister, even after wearing them for 5 hour rehearsals each night. I did cut out quite a bit of the shank, just to achieve a better performance look, but if I was doing typical class and not a musical I probably would have broken them in instead. My heels were a little too narrow and they tended to slip off, but once I cut out the shank and was able to the the drawstring tighter and rearrange my ribbons and elastic it was no longer a problem. My only real complaint was not being able to feel the floor with the hard box and the thick gel, but I'm old and out of shape. My days of dancing with only paper towels instead of toe pads or fluff are long gone. The hard box also tended to make the shoes rather loud, and because i was sharing the painted wooden stage with tappers and unable to use rosin I ended up darning the entire tip of the box along with the "V" shaped area of creases to where the upper sole started. This made a huge difference in sound. I also painted the tips with a rubberized nail polish to help them last and prevent slipping.
I almost wish I could go back in time to class just to see what I'd be able to do in these shoes. So comfortable, made my feet look great, and felt incredibly stable.
Posted by colette on 19th Mar 2014
Maybe I just really lucked because I ordered these shoes online because the price was excellent and I needed a spare pair of shoes to practice with at home. These shoes fit me the best that any shoe ever has and I'm that girl who's in the dance store for hours trying on every single shoe because I'm so picky. The shape of them to me looks a lot like bloch aspirations but they flex more to where your natural arch is verses farther up to your heel.
THESE SHOES DO NOT BAG AT THE SIDES!!!!! this makes the shoe very flattering and gives a nice clean silhouette. Sizing is pretty true, I typically wear a size six street shoe and ordered a size 36 thinking that I would need more room for padding but I now wish that I would have ordered 35. In all my new favorite shoe.
Posted by Lisalyn on 10th Jan 2014
I have been through three pairs of Fuzi split sole pointe shoes. I have a very strong arch and these shoes keep me from pushing over too far. They give my feet a beautiful line while making me feel secure when attacking a turn or pique arabesque. They break in nicely but don't break down too quickly. They are on sale for $25. How can you not try it?
Posted by Quinn on 31st Jul 2013
I haven't gotten to wear these much yet, but they seem to be pretty good. This is my first pair of split sole pointe shoes. They seem a lot easier to break in than full sole Fuzi pointe shoes, possibly a little too easy. I cracked the shank before I even put them on. We'll see if it'll be a problem.