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How to Save Money on Pointe Shoes

For aspiring ballet dancers, pointe shoes are an essential part of their gear, enabling them to perform stunning feats of grace and strength on their toes. However, these beautiful and intricate shoes often come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, there are ways to save money on pointe shoes without compromising on quality. In this blog, we'll explore various strategies to help you step into the world of pointe dance without breaking the bank.

Proper Fitting

Pointe Shoe Fitting at Dancewear Corner

Investing in a professional fitting can save you money in the long run. Ill-fitting shoes can lead to injuries and cause your pointe shoes to wear out faster. A trained fitter at Dancewear Corner can help you find the perfect size, reducing the risk of replacing shoes prematurely.

Buy in Bulk

Dancewear Corner proudly offers a 20% discount when you purchase five or more pairs of pointe shoes. This exclusive deal allows dancers to not only find the perfect fit but also to enjoy substantial savings when stocking up on this essential shoe.

Shop Sales and Discounts

Keep an eye on sales, promotions, and clearance events at your favorite dance retailer. Dancewear Corner regularly boasts sales throughout the year and especially during holiday seasons. Signing up for our email list will keep you informed of all of our huge savings on pointe shoes!


Take Care of Your Pointe Shoes

Extending the life of your pointe shoes is a crucial aspect of saving money. Here are some tips to help you maintain your shoes:

  • Rotate Your Shoes: Alternate between multiple pairs of pointe shoes to give each pair time to dry out and recover their shape.
  • Dry Them Properly: After each use, stuff your pointe shoes with newspaper or a special shoe insert to absorb moisture and maintain their shape.
  • Use Toe Pads: Toe pads can help protect your shoes and your feet, reducing wear and tear.
  • Avoid Walking in Them: Limit your movements in pointe shoes to dancing only. Walking on hard surfaces can damage the tips of the shoes.
  • Use a Darning Kit: Darning the platform of the shoe can help extend their life by reinforcing the area that wears out quickly.

Consider a Lower-End Brand

While top-tier pointe shoe brands are revered, many lower-end brands offer quality shoes at more affordable prices. Multiple brands may fit your foot perfectly, so ask your pointe shoe fitter to try out a more cost-effective option. 

Invest in Shoe Accessories

Shoe accessories like lamb's wool and toe spacers can help extend the life of your pointe shoes. These small investments can save you from purchasing new shoes prematurely.


While pointe shoes can be expensive, they are an essential tool for any serious ballet dancer. However, with these money-saving tips, you can make your pointe shoe journey more affordable. From smart shopping and maintenance to embracing DIY solutions, there are numerous ways to enjoy the elegance of ballet on a budget. Remember that proper care and fitting are critical to extending the lifespan of your pointe shoes, allowing you to dance en pointe without draining your bank account.

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