Sora Journal

Wait... A Comfortable Pointe Shoe?

By Elliotte C.

I love to dance and I wanted to modify a ballet pointe shoe to make it more comfortable so that it allows a dancer to wear the shoes and be on their toes for several hours without dealing with the pain.

I found that cotton balls, instant wings, and gel inserts were extremely helpful in adding cushion and support to the shoe. As uncomfortable as a pointe shoe can be, I wanted to go against the odds and create a pointe shoe that could actually feel good on the foot.