Introducing the Elektra pointe shoe from Só Dança

You’ve got your pointe shoe routine down to a science…Sewing ribbons, breaking in shanks, and taping your blisters so that your time on your toes is both efficient and enjoyable.  But dancing en pointe is incredibly stressful on the body, no matter how practiced you are. You might be surprised to learn that the pointe shoe itself has remained relatively unchanged for over 200 years (and ballet’s been around for 200 years prior to that…actually with heeled shoes at one point).  But modern and exciting innovations are finally saving our soles thanks to a new pointe shoe by So Danca.  But before we get to that, let’s look back on how the pointe shoe came about so we can really appreciate where it’s going…READ MORE