My demi pointe shoes soft blocks are painful to wear it puts pressure on my big toe nail they were professionally fitted why is this happening and how can i make the shoes not hurt as much?
If they are relatively new, it may just be because they havent been broken in properly yet, so try bending them and kneading the ends to soften the fabric. Also, wearing them …around the house can help to mould them to the shape of your feet just like with Pointe shoes. Sometimes shoes can hurt a lot at first, but once they are softened they'll usually be okay. If they still hurt, it may be best to look to into getting a new pair, as wearing shoes that don't fit right can be very bad for your feet. Even if they were professionally fitted mistakes are often made. (I had a pair of pointe shoes once that the fitter took two hours selecting and they still ended up hurting a lot and I had to change them.) The fitter may be able to give you a refund if you complain enough! If you're still concerned, speak with your dance teacher and s/he will give you the best advice from actually looking at the shoes. Hope this helps! Source: Eight years of experience with ballet shoes. Thank-you!! This helped a lot! (MORE)