The Do’s and Don’ts of Dance Shoe Care

worn pointe shoes

Dance gear is often a costly investment for new dancers. Learn how to properly care for your dance shoes to preserve their life and save money.

When To Buy New Tap Shoes

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Tristan learned the hard way that it was time for a new pair of tap shoes even though he had grown very fond of a certain pair. Know that a new pair of tap shoes are not only important for correcting current problems, but are necessary in preventing a smorgasbord of potentially painful ailments. Here are telltale signs of deterioration, some tips for care and maintenance to prolong the use of your shoes, and a note on refurbishing.