Pointe comes naturally to me?

Question by Loulu Michel: Pointe comes naturally to me?
Is it possible that as a newbie to pointe, it’s… easy to me? En pointe my feet are turned out and also have a pretty good arch for a beginner. During pointe class I am usually put with the girls who have done pointe for about a year or so, and usually never have problems.

I’ve been on for a week or so and my feet are not hurting. Whilst en pointe it is just uncomfortable but doesn’t hurt. All the other newbies in my class are having problems with going over their box and with the pain.

I have Bloch Serenades and the Bunheads Ouch Pouches. Does that have anything to do with it?

my questions are.
*Even on my first time en pointe it was not painful is that natural?
*The only things hurting are my ankle and my calf muscles, is there anything wrong?
*Im thinking of getting gaynor mindens next time because they look really good. Is it alright? But i heard they’re bad for “training” your feet.
*Am I doing something wrong?
*Best type of Toepad?
*How are your experiences with the Bloch Serenades? Next shoe… Bloch, Sansha, or Gaynor Mindens? (please name the shoe model :))


Best answer:

Answer by Theresa
My first time on pointe was a bit painful because I had been fitted wrong, but once I got good pointe shoes, pointe was fine and painless for me. Ouch pouches are really good, so that’s probably part of it.

Nope, you’re doing fine. Keep doing ankle strengthening exercises and also warmups on pointe. (Stepping up, etc)

Gaynors…. I had grishkos first and then changed to gaynor. I really like gaynors but I don’t know if they’re the best choice for a first shoe because they really don’t give your foot a chance to strengthen. I love them and I would go for them as maybe a second or third pair

No, you’re doing great, keep going! 😉

I like Ouch pouches, matter of personal opinion. Pretty much everyone I know uses them though

I haven’t used them….. If you have bigger/ wide/ squarish feet, Sansha is the way to go, otherwise I would try GM’s.

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