Helpful Tips


There are many factors & solutions for twisting. Twisting may occur with the shoe, (width, strength & style) or anatomically with the foot, (width of foot, S-curve, narrow heels), or with the strength of the foot, or a combo of all these factors. Your expert pointe fitter & your pointe teacher can help, and ribbons can play a huge factor with correcting twisting!

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🧵PRO SEWING TIP TO HELP KEEP SHOES STRAIGHT:

🧵Position inside ribbon (near arch) down to the bottom of the shoe near the shank.

🧵Position outside ribbon halfway between shank (bottom of shoe) & drawstring casing (top of shoe)

🧵Depending on how you tie your ribbons, experiment & position one ribbon slightly in front of the other to help keep the shoe straight

🧵Sew elastics at either end of the back seam for added support