How can I clean my pointes?

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anilu

Mexico

#1 May 15, 2006
Hey! I'm new here..I'm 14 and I'm from Montrrey,Mexico..
My question is..haw can I clean my poines?
They's Capezio Pvlowa..
and I have another ones
Blocj Sonata
anilu

Mexico

#2 May 15, 2006
sorry what I wrote cae out wrong..
here's again..

Hey! I'm new here..I'm 14 and I'm from Montrrey,Mexico..
My question is..how can I clean my poines?
They's Capezio Pavlowa..
and I have another ones
Bloch Sonata
Lilly

Bensalem, PA

#3 May 15, 2006
well I don't think That is possible but it should would be cool!! Does anyone clean their pointe shoes in some way?! MY shoes get so gray looking so fast! heh
Merry

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 May 15, 2006
Mebbie you could paint them!!^_^
Lilly

Bensalem, PA

#5 May 16, 2006
that would be pretty cool!!!... but I don't think that is good for them because the moisture breaks pointe shoes down and when you dance in them the paint would probably crack and peel off and than they would look EVEN more ugly, haha
Merry

Auckland, New Zealand

#6 May 16, 2006
Oh....*is sheepish* Guess that would happen, huh. But you could....*thinks hard* DYE them!! Yep!! That's what you should do!! Dye 'em black so the dirt don't show up!!*gringrin* You'd look cool with black shoes ay!!
Lilly

Bensalem, PA

#7 May 16, 2006
lol, yeh...
Merry

New Zealand

#8 May 17, 2006
Would that work? O.O *is very surprised* CAN you dye pointe shoes?
Lilly

Bensalem, PA

#9 May 17, 2006
I dunno, actually you would probably ruin them doing that too, but I have see different colored point shoes!! they probably dye that satin before making the shoe though...I really don't know haha!
Merry

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 May 20, 2006
Oh yeah...that'd make more sense. Cos you DO see coloured pointe shows in ballets and stuff. So they must do it somehow!!........ Would puting your shoes in alcohol and then walking around in them ruin them too?
Lilly

Warminster, PA

#11 May 23, 2006
Well I dunno about drowning them in alcohol but some people put alcohol on their shoes to soften them up. Some people use it around their bunnions. Alcohol is much better than water, i've heard because it doesn't leave a messy stained mark like water does.
Merry

Auckland, New Zealand

#12 May 24, 2006
Oh!! I did wonder!! I read this book, and the girl put her shoes in alcohol and walked in them till they were dry!! Never said why she was doing it...I guessed they thought I should know!! But I know now!!*grins at Lily* Dunno where she got enough to put her shoes in, though...*grins again* Do you do that to your shoes?
Faith

Corvallis, OR

#13 Aug 18, 2006
Hey girls! I'm going to start pointe work in a few weeks and I was wondering.. could you decorate them with a marker?? Even if it's not on the box so you don't ruin them?
lillpill

Linden, NJ

#14 Aug 18, 2006
I suppose :p
Sarah

Lithonia, GA

#15 Aug 18, 2006
um idk faith srry... but back to the original topic thing.. when we did little mermaid all the pros had 2 dye their shoes this blue green color so i guss u could dye them.... but im not totaly sure
Emma

Japan

#16 Aug 18, 2006
*nod nod* Weird, huh???? 0.o
francecsa

Hamilton, UK

#17 Sep 16, 2006
i realy really wanna no haw ols u have to be to do pointes! im 11 and i started ballet at the adge of 3! im a good danceer i get A's and B's 4 my ballet i really injoy it but haw old do u have to be to do ponite work??
Samantha

Australia

#18 Oct 27, 2006
The youngest you could be is 11 yrs old to start pointe. But I started at 10. Huge mistake!! I'm now always having a jabbing pain in my ankles because I've started pointe at a very young age.
Lilly

Linden, NJ

#19 Oct 27, 2006
I don't think their is an age limit, In my opinion It depends on how developed ones feet are.
Samantha

Australia

#20 Oct 27, 2006
True, but even though you start pointe at 9 yrs old, you won't be allowed to do your vocational ballet exams as you're too young.

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