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How Thick Or Thin Do Your Toe Pads Need To Be?

Toe pads help to reduce the pressure and relieve the pain of your toes inside the pointe shoes. When picking out your toe pads, you notice that there are several types. They range from different types of thicknesses. How do you know which one you want? 

The rule of thumb is to have the thinnest padding you can wear comfortably while on pointe. This will allow you to articulate your feet a lot better and feel what you are doing in your pointe shoe a lot more.

For those starting, you’ll probably want to start with thicker padding to provide more cushion. It is perfect for those whose feet have not been calloused and are becoming stronger.

The best way to figure out what is going to work is to try on different pairs. Try some out during your pointe shoe fitting at Dancewear Corner or buying from our website at It might feel tricky at first, but once you find one that works for you, it’ll make a huge difference.

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