All the facts and tips you need to know about demi pointes.
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Step 1: What Are They For?
Demi pointe shoes are for strengthening and training the feet so they are ready to go en pointe.
With my syllabus (RAD), I actually went en pointe before i had to wear demi pointe shoes for an exam.
Step 2: How to Use Them Properly
Demi pointe shoes should be uses like flats; only go up to demi pointe. If not used correctly e.g. going on toes, you could break your ankle.
Step 3: Laces and Elastics
For sewing on laces and elastics, I recommend using one (Just laces not just elastics) or a combination of the following-
~ 1 thin/thick elastic across each ankle
~ 2 thin/thick elastics across each ankle
~ Normal laces
~ Achilles protection laces (last pic)