I got these toe pads for my first point shoes. I think if you are just starting pointe it is not the worst choice. The biggest problems i saw were the seam on the edge cuts into your toe. Another problem is, they got very dirty, very fast. I think a whool toe pad with a gel tip is the best option.
I have pretty narrow feet and long toes. I wear a size 8 in street shoes and wear Bloch Serenade 5.5 C. These are the best toe pads I have ever used. They fit very well and are extremely comfortable. They are nice because they have a combination of material and gel. The gel is on the inside of the material so it doesn't pool sweat like plain gel toe pads do. They are also very easy to wash. I have put my toe pads in the washing machine inside of a mesh bag and they come out fairly clean(be sure to wash them on cold and don't put them in the dryer because if you do the gel might melt, I don't know cause I haven't done it but washing them on cold has worked fine), hand washing them has also worked well for me. These toe pads are also very durable. I still have and use ones that I got about two years ago. I have gotten new ones since then and notice a slight difference in the amount of cushioning but my old toe pads still work just fine. I haven't had trouble with them rubbing against my feet and giving my blisters or irritating my feet.
This is the besst toe pad ever! You can feel the floor, but it is still sooo comfy. I had gellows and they were okay, but the toe pads ripped soo easily. These are so much better. It is a must for all dancers!
These are the best toe pads ever. I tried gellows, too much padding and gel. Lambs wool toe pads not enough padding. These are perfect. A little bit of gel, not too little, not too much. The color is so cute too. You can't see the colors once your en pointe.
These ouch pouches are great! It's just the right amount of padding for me. Also the colors are amazing! My foot is small (about a size 6) but it is wide. The ouch pouch fit great over my foot. Just for a reference, because when I saw the word large I didn't know how big it was. These are great!!!