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 **PLEASE NOTE – THE POINTE SHOE FINDER TOOL IS SEVERAL YEARS OUT OF DATE!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!
Slightly Tapered Box Long Vamp Narrow – Medium Narrow Width Low Profile U Shaped Throat Hard Shank Medium Heel
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!
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.