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New!  Hear what doctors and dance therapists have to say about the PerfectFit Pointe Shoe Inserts. 

Robert Kopitzke, Physical Therapist, Master Pilates Instructor, Neuromuscular Reprogrammer, President - Body Concepts, Inc.

"It has been my pleasure consulting with Kelly Schmutte over the past several years as she developed the PerfectFit Pointe Shoe Inserts. As a Physical Therapist specializing in working with dancers for the past 16 years, I was very excited when I saw what Kelly was creating. I’ve seen the kind of damage poorly fit pointe shoes can wreak and all the gizmos that dancers try to stuff into their shoes while attempting to correct the problems. The PerfectFit inserts can help prevent this damage and prevent injuries. In addition, I understand the potential of what the PerfectFit inserts can do to improve the control all dancers seek while on pointe. By distributing the pressure across all the toes, dancers receive more proprioceptive feedback regarding their foot position and are able to control that position more effectively. Two thumbs up!"

Ashley Jackson, Professional Dancer with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet
Recipient of the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance Fellowship  

“The best thing about them is they are comfortable, and they reduce my preparation time.  They also seem to last long."

Diane, mom of Mariah (12)  

“I have to tell you that I am VERY impressed with this product and would love to see you do well in marketing it in the dance industry.  As a Mom of a dancer, I was always concerned about two things.  The first thing was I didn't want Mariah’s dancing on pointe to ruin her feet, or give her injuries.  The second thing is that I always worried that she would be in a lot of pain because Mariah has a very low pain threshold and I didn't want that to impede her technique in dancing on pointe.  These two things have been solved by the revolutionary pointe shoe pads/toe support.  Thank you for coming up with this idea!  It is truly brilliant.”

Natasha, 16  

"These inserts are exactly what I have been looking for.  I have been trying since I started pointe to find something that didn't hurt my feet, but because of my tapered toes, I have had no luck.  Now, I feel almost no pain (they take the pressure off of my big toes, and distribute it throughout my foot), I am more solid on my box, and I no longer wish that I didn't have feet when I take off my shoes. Thank you sooo much!”

 Hannah, 15  

"I will never go back to my old padding, unless my feet change for some reason.  They have definitely helped me during pointe class.  I also have more confidence using my pointe shoes now because my toes do not start hurting after only 5-7 minutes of class.  Not only do they help my toes to not hurt, but they also help me a little bit with my knuckling toes."

Amelia, 19  

"I would say that I felt an immediate difference when I began wearing the inserts.  For the first three to four classes I felt no pain, during the class or after the class.  After that, I began to feel some pain during the class, although as soon as class was over, I felt no pain.  This is a significant difference from before wearing the inserts when I would be in pain throughout the class and for several hours after the class had ended.  I also love how springy they are when I do any kind of jumps or relevés."

Hanna, 15  

"They are perfectly comfortable and have a great balance between being padded but my toes are still able to breathe and move around."

Samantha, 13  

“These inserts make my feet happy! It makes me enjoy pointe class so much more than before. They are comfortable and they take the pressure off of my bunions and my big toe (my typical pressure points).”

Savannah, 11  

“I love these inserts! So far I have never had significant pain or gotten blisters from wearing them. I will definitely continue to buy new sets of these as I need them. They are much more comfortable then my regular padding and reduce the pain on the side of my big toe. These are so much more convenient than my old padding. They are quicker, more comfortable, and with the integrated spacers I don't have to dig through my bag to find them every class!”

Serena, 12

"The inserts have made so much improvement in the comfort of dancing on pointe for me. The way it is molded to your feet makes it very comfortable.  I think the best thing about them is that when I wear them I don’t have to think about pain, I can just focus on dancing.  I will definitely keep wearing the inserts. They are way more comfortable than the Ouch Pouches."

Ciera, 13  

“The inserts get rid of pain in all the areas I was experiencing before, and they are much quicker to put on. My feet don't experience any pain after dancing on pointe… the inserts make dancing on pointe a more enjoyable experience! They also encourage my foot to work better. Since I’ve had them my arches have been strengthened, and I feel that I can get on my boxes more easily. Plus my padding isn't constantly sliding around!  I also enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot.”

Annelise, 14  

“I felt like because I pushed over my box and stretched my toes as I made them, it helped prevent me from sitting back on my box or curling my toes during classes. I liked how they kept me where I needed to be on my box. I felt very secure on pointe while wearing them.”

Dawn, 22

"I think the best thing about them is: 1.) They fill in the negative space so my foot doesn’t slide and feels more secure inside the shoe.  I feel like the moldable material essentially helps to create a better fit in the shoe.  2.)  My big toe feels better.  When I wear only the inserts, I feel less big toe pressure than when I wear my usual gel toe caps over my big toes.  3.) They are very easy and fast to put on… literally one step, not multiple (with spacers, toe caps, lambs wool, tape, etc.)."

Monica, 16

"I wore the molded inserts all during summer classes and for auditions.  I love them and wore them all the time!  They were very comfortable and removed all of my “hot spots” and blisters that I had been getting since the June performance. The other reason why I like these inserts was because my foot (or rather toes) felt balanced and supported in the box of the shoe whether I was en pointe or just standing flat.  I would say that the best thing about them is how they just make your toes and foot feel secure and balanced in the box of the shoe. With the Ouch Pouch, your toes are just flat and not supported in any way, but with these inserts, you have the support and balance.  I really like this insert and I would love to continue wearing them in my shoes!!"

Cybelle, 17  

“The inserts are comfortable, and they make my shoes feel so much better. I also feel like they do give a more ‘glove-like’ fit and they do live up to the name ‘PerfectFit.’  I tell all my friends at other studios about them.  I like the personalization, the uniqueness, and the fact that we made them. They are not mass-produced like every other thing a dancer owns."

Ashlyn, 14  

“These are working great for me!  I am usually one of the first people to get my shoes on, because I have so many less steps to take to put on my shoes.  They relieve pressure on my problem areas and overall are much more comfortable. I don't dread pointe work anymore! The best thing about them is that they fit exactly to my feet.”

Maria, 13  

“I plan on continuing to wear the inserts because they're very comfortable (I haven't had any pain), and instead of me worrying about how much my foot hurts (like with my old padding), I can really focus on dancing. They also really helped with my auditions!!!!"

Veronica, 12  

“The best thing about them is dancing with no pain.  I forgot my inserts once and danced with borrowed toe pads. It was painful and I got 3 blisters!”

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