"La Pointe" pointe shoe from Wear Moi is traditionally stitched inside and out. Features a square or tapered toe box with a U-shaped throat. Vamp height based on shank strength. Platform widths and heights vary with sizes. Available in Medium or 3/4 Hard shank.Ribbons not included.
Seriously, I wear these in a size 6.5. And they only go up to a 6. Well, anyways, the shoes are great for me because I have giant feet and the box on this shoe is shorter, and therefore easier to dance in. The shank is very nearly broken in whenever I get them, so demi pointe isn't very difficult at all. But they don't last as long as I'd hoped, and I even wear the hard shank.
These shoes make my feet look amazing! I don't have very strong ankles or beautifully arched feet so a shoe that supports while giving my foot a great line is wonderful. I have tried probably 10 plus different pointe shoes in the past year and I have at last found my shoes. They are comfortable (as comfortable as pointe shoes can be that is). The only problem with them is that they die fairly quickly, I have strong feet though and dance in them quite a bit so this is understandable. I love these shoes and would recommend them to anyone! <3
Is the sizing for the "Wear Moi La Pointe" pointe shoes the same as the Bloch Balance European Point
by: DancerNat (06/30/2013)
I want to try the wear moi pointe shoes but they do not sell them wear I live and i currently wear the Bloch European Balances
The Wear Moi La Pointe shoes are sized a little smaller than the Balance European. The Wear Moi advises to go down 2 sizes from street shoe whereas the Balance European advises to go down 2-3 sizes from street shoe. We do highly recommend getting professionally fitted for any new pair of pointe shoes as having a size that is even slightly off can risk ankle and foot damage. If these are not carried in your local store I might try purchasing a couple pairs and asking your local dance wear store if you could make a fitting appointment so that they could make sure the shoes are an accurate fit, before dancing in them. - DDS Customer Service (07/01/2013)
I used to wear European Balances and now wear Wear Mois the sizing was the same for me, and i love my wear mois you should try them! - Hermione (07/14/2013)
what is the largest width these come in? And do these compare to Grishkos
by: Smile (04/20/2013)
Hi i was just wondering what the biggest width you carry because in the Grishko Triumphs i wear a 4 1/2 4x and would this shoe be like the Grishko Triumph?
You would need to get fitted for the La Pointe in order to get completely accurate sizing. The Grishko does run a little wider, as the La Pointe only goes up to a 3X. Also, the La Pointe is reccomended by the manufacturer to size 2 sizes down from street shoe whereas the Triumph is suggested to go down 3 sizes from street shoe. - DDS Customer Service (04/22/2013)