Which pointe shoes are best for beginners?
There is no special model for beginners. Model choice should be based on the shape of the foot and the dancer’s overall technical needs. There is also no shank strength that is best for all beginners. Many instructors favor lighter shanks, to encourage beginners to develop strength in their feet and experience ease of rolling through demi-pointe to pointe, but some beginners need stronger shanks. Choice of pointe model and specifications must always be based on the dancer’s individual needs.