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    Master BHUZzer lotus's Avatar
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    ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    Who knows about ballet slippers? I need to buy some, and am perplexed by all the choices. My feet are freakishly high-arched (cavus), and I have an extremely narrow heel.

    Can anybody recommend a good shoe for class? It's hard to feel chic in mismatched socks all the time.

    thank you!


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    I could get used to this! MaysamMontreal's Avatar
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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    I probably can, I use to dance 5 hours of classical ballet everyday for ten years...I would suggest some Angelo Luzio shoes, they're very comfortable and made with canvas...choose a shoe that has two pieces of sole (sorry I am french and don,t know if it;s the right word) on each side , so you can move your foot easily. pm me if you want more infos.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    I second having the split sole, I think it's your best bet.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    i third the split soles.
    try these
    New York Dance Store
    love em for ballet. love em for belly dance.
    like there's nothing on your feet.
    i buy a bunch at a time cause cause they dont cost much and saves on shipping.
    leather will last longer,of course, but the canvas are like feathers


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    yup, split soles, discount dance supply (dot com) has good selection & prices. I like canvas because they machine wash well (and they sure need to be washed after a while!).


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    Personally I love Bloch split sole canvas ballet slippers. But leather probably wears better.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    I use the Block elastosplit- they come in leather or canvas, narrow, regular and wide widths.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    I have a ridiculously high arch as well, and prefer an Irish dancing ghillie. The way they lace allows for a super snug fit and they even offer styles with a bit of padding inside (I LOVE the Gazelle and Eclipse). The Capezio ghillies are really a different beast and I dont find that they give nearly the fit or support.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    I have high arches, too. If you need a ballet slipper, definitely go split sole as mentioned above. But I have found that if I am doing a ot of dancing in one day I prefer a low, soft split sole jazz boot. My feet like the support.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    You can create support by using two pieces of elastic across the top of your arch so they form an X. This should help with arch support.

    I also second split sole jass shoes.

    {{HUGS}}}


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    Do you guys have a recommendation for a specific jazz boot? The brand and style I always wore is no longer being made, and I really would like to get some new ones.


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    Re: ISO ballet slippers for my high-arched feet

    I've found using a jazz sandal or pendini worked better for me than a ballet slipper. Because of my arches (coupled with slightly wide balls of the feet but narrow heels), ballet slipper don't stay put well--they slide around in the arch area--even with elastic, they don't feel as secure and well-formed as I'd like. the pendini, on the other hand, is open on the side (so not as constricted/more breathing than the jazz boot) but it has that little bit of elastic under the arch... :-)


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