What is it about these shoes?!
The pointe shoe is easily one of the most specialized shoes in the world. No other shoe can create such a feeling of lightness, grace, and otherworldliness as they help dancers float and hover across the stage. Their shape, perfectly highlighting the lines of the leg and foot, has captivated numerous artists here on DA.
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While the pointe shoe has gone through some evolution since first being worn by Marie Taglioni in the 1830s, they have been made almost the same way since the early 20th century. Contrary to popular belief, there is no wood in a pointe shoe. Instead, they are constructed out of layers of cardboard, burlap, and paper mache which are de