About PointePerfect

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Hello!  I’m Lindsay, creator of PointePerfect.com.  Thank you for stopping by! 

Q:  What is PointePerfect?

A:  PointePerfect.com is the only place on the internet where you can translate your own foot shape to pointe shoe fit!  Visitors are encouraged to visit the Learn Your Foot Type page first to gain an understanding about their feet, and then use that information in the Pointe Shoe Finder tool to get a list of shoes that are compatible with your foot type!

Q:  How does the “Pointe Shoe Finder” tool work? **PLEASE NOTE – THE POINTE SHOE FINDER TOOL IS SEVERAL YEARS OUT OF DATE!  We’re working hard to update it now.  Thanks for your patience!**

A:  The “Finder” tool is versatile, allowing dancers to select preferences in nine different categories, to return a highly specific list of pointe shoes.  Be as specific or broad in your search as you’d like, it’s up to you!

Here is an example of PointePerfect.com creator Lindsay’s specific search, which reduced the dizzying number of makes/models from 89 to 6!

Finder Example

Slightly Tapered Box Long Vamp Narrow – Medium Narrow Width Low Profile U Shaped Throat Hard Shank Medium Heel

Finder Results:

Grishko DreamPointe So Danca Natasha Gaynor Minden Grishko 2007 Grishko 2007 Pro Grishko 2007 ProFlex

Interestingly enough, of the 6 models returned by the Finder tool, Lindsay has purchased and fits well in 5 of the 6 models!

5 Pairs Finder

 

Q:  Why is this service free? 

A:  The owner of PointePerfect.com believes that with the perfect pointe shoes, pointework can be pain-free.  Don’t mistake pain for discomfort– pointe will never be a comfortable or easy endeavor, but no dancer should be in excruciating pain during class or performance.  After being fit for many painful, poorly fitting pointe shoes, Lindsay took matters into her own hands and began the countless hours of research it took to build this site.

Yes, this took time to complete- but in that time, how many young dancers gave up because it was too painful to continue?  How many hours of struggle have dancers endured due to lack of knowledge about their own foot type and pointe needs?  It’s time to stop the madness.  We want this information to be available to anyone who needs it.  We want to change the way dancers, teachers and pointe fitters approach pointe fitting.

More about PointePerfect creator Lindsay……  

2016-bio Lindsay returned to ballet after an 8 year hiatus waaaaay back in 2011!  She began taking a million classes, and decided to document her return to dance under the name Remedial Ballerina!  She blogged regularly until about 2015, and has since left that blog by the wayside. During her time with the Remedial Ballerina blog, she returned to pointework, and soon learned that none of the fitters in her area knew what was going on.  She realized that every manufacturer had completely different sizing metrics, terminology, and more!  It was extremely confusing, so she set out to sort out the pointe shoe mess back in 2012.  snow Upon publishing her findings, she quickly realized this information was something dancers all over the world were interested in!  That old blog post still generates thousands of views a week from dancers looking how to unlock the mystery of pointe shoes.  Pointe Perfect was born in 2013, and the rest is history!  We’ve had over a million views, we are linked by several major companies, and it’s very exciting! In 2016 we went offline for a “short” break, only to remain offline until 2020.  Lindsay has had a lot of madness in her life, particularly the last year.  Lindsay was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2019, and is still in treatment for that!  Lindsay’s dancing took a backseat in 2019 as well, and now she’s teaching 10hrs a week, students of all ages.

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