Thess Soft Pointe gel toe pads feature an odorless polymer gel and are one of the softest gel toe pads available. Toe pads are resistant to skin oils and are tear resistant while still easy to trim for the perfect fit. Refresh with talcum powder when needed.
I love these toe pads so much! The first time I wore them, I didn't feel any pain. I am extremely prone to blisters and foot pain in general, but these have made all the difference. Just as a side note, they feel really awkward the first time you put them on before you put on your shoes, but once you start dancing they feel just fine!. I have worn ouch pouches and gellows in the past, but these are the best by far.
I wore my first pair of these for about 5 years and loved them! They didn't sweat or rip, and the design is genius. They are very thin along the edges, so you are not dancing on a ridge, and have more padding along the tips and sides of your toes where you need it most. They are cushier than any other toe pad I've tried while still being very durable. I recently had to replace my old pair, because after 5 years they finally got rips in the toes. The new ones sweat more than my old ones, but I still prefer them to the other brands I've tried. I have narrow feet and tapered toes, so these really save my big toes!
These toe pads provide good cushion for someone that doesn't do pointe very often and may not have the best arches. I am 25 years old and have found that pointe work has become more difficult for my feet over the years; these toe pads have been my saving grace. The only criticism I have of them is that the sides don't come up as far as I would like, however I appreciate that the toe is thicker than the sides, so my foot doesn't have to squeeze even more into the shoe. I would definitely buy these again.
I have been using these toe pads for 3 years now, and they are the most comfortable pads I've ever used...and I've tried them all! I have very wide and boxy feet with square, even-length toes and while I have to stretch the sides down when putting them on because of my wide toe configuration, they stay in place and provide maximum cushioning for heavier dancers(130lbs and up) or for dancers who just like the extra cushioning. Just dust them with talcum powder after every couple of uses and they will last forever. I've been wearing the same pair for 3 years!