Pointe Shoe Fitting Experience

Finding the right pair of pointe shoes is crucial for any dancers journey. Ensuring the right fit allows you to not only dance safely and comfortably but gives you a solid foundation to continue your dance activities and pointe technique. 

With a forever evolving range of styles, makes, models and customisable options, it can be hard to find the right shoe without the proper guidance. 

Coming to Encore and having an experienced fitter, matched with coming to your appointment prepared will set you up for success! 


Our Pointe Fitters

Here at Encore our main fitter Holly has had over 20 years experience fitting pointes. This paired with her vast knowledge of different brands, styles and models forms a perfect fitter. 

Mekaela works closely alongside Holly to help create an informative and relaxed fitting appointment. 

Although it may seem overwhelming, Holly and Mekaela are here to make your experience enjoyable and consider all aspects of your personal shoe requirements to ensure you are fitted correctly. 


What to Expect at Your Fitting

Fittings usually last between 30-40 minutes. However, if it is your first time allow up to 1 hour. 

Ensure you aren’t coming straight from a dance class as your feet may be swollen and hot, which may affect your fitting and the way the shoes fit. 

Wear comfortable clothing as you will be asked to plié and rise during your fitting. This also includes either wearing convertible tights or the ballet socks provided in store, as the fitter will need to see your feet at the start of the fitting. As well as if you need to trial different padding or tapping options. 

Communication with your fitter is vital in achieving the best fit possible! You may be asked lots of questions, don’t be afraid to speak up. The fitter will need as much detail as possible to find the best fit for you. It is up to you as a dancer to decide if a shoe really fits. 

If this isn't your first pair of pointe shoes, bring your old pair. We would love to see how they have worn, this may lead us in a different a direction for your new pair.  

Further Details

We are more than happy to give advice on where and how to attach ribbons and if required, elastics. 

Sometimes we may feel a bit nervous, so bring someone along! We want to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you, but we have a seating area for a friend or family member to come along too. 

We also offer group fittings. If you would like to experience this with your class, we can come to your studio or you can come into store- just leave us a message in our booking section below. 

Any further questions don’t hesitate to drop us a question below or call us at 06-355 5630


Book in for your fitting today!