A big Deal for every Ballerina!
As we all know breaking in new shoes is hard work. Pointe shoes must be broken in to reach the perfect state. Many ballerinas destroy their brand new pointe shoes even before dancing in them.
Each ballerina has her own routine how to customize the fit and support her dancing style. Hours were spent on scraping, ripping, crushing, sewing, and burning, only to end up with a shoe that is uniquely tailored to the ballerina.