Pointe Shoe Profile: Mara Vinson
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Mara Vinson
Brand: Freed of London
Maker: Mostly “key”
Years wearing this shoe: Eight or nine
Break-in process: She removes the heel section of the shank and softens the box with herfingers, then applies glue to both the tip and shank.
Number of pairs she uses: Depending on the ballet she’s dancing, it varies from one pair a show to one pair a week.