My First Pair of Pointe Shoes
I remember the first time I wore pointe shoes like it was yesterday. I was ten years old when I asked one of the older girls in my class if I could try on her pointe shoes....
- Posted 6 months ago
Softening Pointe Shoes with Purel
My favorite trick to break in stiff pointe shoes is to use Purel to soften them! I always apply a dollop to my pointe shoe around my bunion area, and this softens my box to make my shoes flexible and quiet. Since Purel...
- Posted 8 months ago
My Pointe Shoe Story – From Beginner to Airess
From Dance Informa Do you remember your first pointe shoe fitting and your first pointe class? Although it was uncomfortable and unconventional, it was so magical to dance on your toes. Your shoes were shiny, new and so pretty...
- Posted 1 year ago
Mimi Talks Nutcracker Prep
‘Tis the season of Nutcracker, yet again! Our run of Nutcracker starts this week at Symphony Hall here in Phoenix. This year I will be dancing the corps roles of snow and flowers, as well as Marzipan...
- Posted 2 years ago
Mimi Tompkins – Pointe Shoes
I consider pointe shoes as important as my feet! In order to function properly, my feet and the shoes need to be cohesive. The art of getting the shoe to mold to the foot can take years...
- Posted 4 years ago
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