Because of my big feet (size 10), I will not be getting fitted for Gaynor’s tomorrow. Huge sigh…..
The store we were planning on going to doesn’t have my size in stock. The store that *might* was closed today and will be closed tomorrow too. Grrrrrrr.
So now, I have to wait until Saturday, which means there will probably be boat loads of kids in the store. Yay. I’m also questioning whether I will even get Gaynor’s. With the hefty price tag I may just see what else is available at this store. The store I previously went to only carried Bloch’s and Gaynors (that I know of?!) I’ve been eyeing up some different ones on Discount Dance. Since my first two pairs of pointe shoes are so different, I’m still left feeling I’m not so sure what type of shoe I need. My first pair were more tapered, but were not wide enough. The sides of my feet kind of bulged out and my little toes kept getting squished. So when I went the second time, to a better trusted store, I was fitted for a more square box. The shoe was overall a wider size and was also a half size longer than the previous pair. But with the pressure of my weight feeling like its bearing down all on my big toes, I’m feeling led to believe that maybe I do need a more tapered box, just a wider shoe. I have no clue. The impatient and stubborn side of me wants to just order a pair from online. But the planning and logical side of me is telling me to go get fitted. Part of me just really doesn’t want the experience of going to yet another new store and getting fitted by complete strangers again. Why is this process not more uniform??!! I just don’t understand how you can be fitted so “wrongly” for a pair of pointe shoes.
I’m just frustrated. I just want a shoe that fits right and feels good. I want to be able to dance and not constantly be worrying about my feet or shoes. Who knows if I will ever get this.
The other shoes I was looking at in case anyone has any comments or suggestions were as followed:
Bloch B Morphs
Freed “Wing Blocks”
And I was contemplating just ordering the same shoe I have now, the Bloch Balance European, in a smaller width.
Here are my feet if it helps. Pease ignore the ugly state they are currently in. Thanks! Hah!!