New Pointe Shoes

Today Kyah was finally fitted for new pointe shoes. A concern we have had since September 26, 2016 – will she ever be able to go up on pointe again? Well, today she went up en pointe. She did not dance, but she went through the fitting process of pointe shoes. Her foot even got tired with the fitting process! Probably to be expected – she has not been in this position with load on her foot for so long….138 days!

You can see the range in the left is a bit restricted at the moment.

We had to go to a different shop  to the one we usually go to for pointe shoes, because it has been recommended Kyah get orthotics for when she is en pointe now. So today we spent over 2 hours looking at pointe shoes and Kyah getting fitted with orthotics that are specific for when dancers are en pointe.

Although her left foot does not seem to have the range that her right foot does, Kyah was still able to try the shoes on and decide which type of shoe suited her foot the best. Once we had decided on the brand and size of shoe, then it was time for the orthotic fitting.

Nika came and helped with the ideal shoe selection.

 

 

It was quite fascinating watching the process of  having the orthotics made. I really think they will help with longevity of the foot, so the time and money are definitely worth it.

Photos of the orthotics will be posted tomorrow. But for now, Kyah has a new pair of pointe shoes and she needs to break them in and start preparing to dance in them.

A major hurdle has been jumped today. Kyah is able to wear pointe shoes, currently her left foot is not as good as her right foot – but we are believing that in a short period of time her left will be as good as, or better than her right.

4 thoughts on “New Pointe Shoes

  1. Lauren Nairne says:

    We throughly enjoyed fitting Kyah today at Dance Desire. We thank you for sharing your story (and pictures) with us. How far Kyah has come with your help is unbelievable. We look forward to seeing where Kyah’s journey takes her. You both are truly inspiring!

    • admin says:

      We would like to thank you at Dance Desire for the time and effort you put in for Kyah’s fitting – shoes and orthotics. Yes, it is a daunting time for Kyah, but at no time did she feel like she was anxious or stressed about the fitting and standing in pointe shoes. She seems to be progressing with what she can and will do in her new shoes and orthotics. Let’s hope we can share the journey of Kyah’s success.

  2. Dance Desire says:

    We throughly enjoyed fitting Kyah today at Dance Desire. We thank you for sharing your story (and pictures) with us. How far Kyah has come with your help is unbelievable. We look forward to seeing where Kyah’s journey takes her. You both are truly inspiring!

  3. admin says:

    We would like to thank you at Dance Desire for the time and effort you put in for Kyah’s fitting – shoes and orthotics. Yes, it is a daunting time for Kyah, but at no time did she feel like she was anxious or stressed about the fitting and standing in pointe shoes. She seems to be progressing with what she can and will do in her new shoes and orthotics. Let’s hope we can share the journey of Kyah’s success.

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