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Soften the Pointe Shoes
Pointe shoes
Tracy Wicklund
Many dancers like to try to soften parts of their pointe shoes to make them more pliable and feel more comfortable. Since pointe shoes are relatively stiff when you buy them, it's often a good idea to "break them in" before dancing in them.

Be aware, however, that the following methods of breaking in pointe shoes may shorten their lifespan significantly.

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