These are super cute! I got them because the Gel Tip Toes were out of stock. I'm sure this product would work well for someone else, but I ordered these and the Gellows at the same time and find those provide more of what my feet need.
My pointe shoes put some pressure on the top of my big toe and metatarsal behind my big toe. These, by design, have gel only on the tips of the toes so my trouble areas aren't protected by the gel and the fuzzy material doesn't alleviate the pressure at all. Perhaps the lambs wool would have provided more protection for me, but these are a no go. Also, they're malting - every time I take them off some fuzzy stuff sheds out. Not cool.
These pads are great and super cute. They were cut perfectly for my russian pointe entradas. They're thin enough to not be bulky or keep you from feeling the floor but not so thin that they don't make a difference. They never gave me blisters like one reviewer said, I wear them on on the gel side though and not the furry side. I've found that when I wear them with out tights the fur seems to grip the pointe shoe and the pads don't slide. Like another person said, they do melt if left in heat too long.
So, in fairness, I was not fully aware of what I was ordering. I did not know that the toe pad only had the gel/sock on one side. The other side is some kind of furry material, like you find on the inside of slippers or some cold weather clothing. This furry material gets matted immediately by sweat, and does not provide much, if any extra padding. Also, the fit wasn't right for me I guess, because the edges of the pad rubbed some serious blisters on the front of my toes. Ouch!
I love these everyone one at my studio thinks they're so cute and they really help stop the pain but dont leave them in the heat or the gel will start tip will start to peel (learned that the hard way!!!!)