Guide to Freed pointe shoes

I have received a few questions from readers with a request for advice about ordering Freed pointe shoes. I understand that this brand can be difficult to access, while it is the ideal shoe for most ballet companies and vocational schools. So, I've decided to put this guide post together. Choosing a shoe It is…

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My pointe shoes!

I have had quite the journey with my pointe shoes...I have worn Capezios, Grishkos, Bloch, Suffolks, and Freeds; and a handful of different styles within each of them. I count my pointe shoes (to hold me accountable for how many pairs I use...it is a good but painfully guilty exercise), and I am on pair…

Freed Pointe Shoe Experience

There are lots of rumors surrounding pointe shoes - most of them criticize modern brands such as Gaynor Minden, and also brands that are designed to help boost a dancer’s technique without them working hard for it. I recently tried Freed pointe shoes for the first time.  A professional Freed fitter was visiting my ballet…