Pointe Shoe Profile

November 28, 2001

Brand: Freed of London Specials

Maker: “Anchor,” but “club” and “U” are her backups

Years wearing this shoe: 7

Break-in process: After sewing the shoes, she removes the two nails from the middle of the shank and bends it to form to her foot. Then she softens the bunion area of the box with water and applies jet glue inside the tip.

Number of pairs she uses a week: Between 2 and 4