Ashley Bouder is the Principal Ballerina for the New York City Ballet. When Ashley's not captivating an audience, she's heading up her collaborative non-profit "The Ashley Bouder Project" which seeks to enable young, forward thinking artists. Ashley's unsurpassed precision and technique carry over into this gorgeous DDS exclusive collection that'll have you looking like the next prima ballerina!
I found these toe pads too tapered to be useful to me. My toes are tapered (big toe is the longest, and the rest get shorter from there), so the pads actually contoured quite nicely to the natural shape of my foot. However, I use toe pads primarily to keep a piece of loose lambswool in place under my shorter toes, to "square off" my foot. To use these toe pads that way, I'd have to put that lambswool outside of the toe pad. Not quite what I'm going for! But, may work better for different-shaped feet.
The pads do feel well made and would provide some blister protection.
I wear a 5.5 XX Grishko. Would recommend a medium in these toe pads for that size shoe.
These toe pads are amazing! I can go an entire three hour class without even needing to adjust them! They are super comfortable and soft, and they don't make your feet sweat as much as real lambs wool. I will definitely get these again.
These are wonderful! They are the most comfortable toe pads I have ever worn. I've had them for a few weeks now and I've worn them all through Nutcracker season and the lambs wool still has not flattened like some lambs wool toe pads do. The ball of my foot is pretty wide and the large fit me just fine. I would definitely recommend these!
Which size do you recommend for US 6 (adult female size)? I see Small, medium and large.
Please follow the measurements provided in the sizing and fitting section on the product page. We do not guarantee sizing, however these measurements are the best way to gauge sizing. - DDS Customer Service (10/22/2015)
by: SaltLakeCityDancer (10/11/2015 - Salt Lake City,utah) Age: 17 or under
I currently use pillows for pointe toe pads, but the seam on the top is "cutting" into my big toe and cutting off circulation. Will these toe pads help?
These toe pads to have a seam as most do to create the correct shape. However, it would be a personal preference and fit as to if they will dig into your toes. We cannot guarantee a perfect fit on any product, as it depends on the dancer. - DDS Customer Service (10/12/2015)