Calculating the Lowest Price Pointe Shoes

The simple goal of our website is to calculate the lowest price point for the various brands and models of ballet pointe shoes.  We’ve found that the lowest price point involves calculating three variables.

1. Ongoing price point of discount warehouses

First, the online outlets that sell ballet pointe shoes all seem to settle on their own fixed price point.  Interestingly, a given online outlet will offer the best price on some shoe models, while another online outlet will offer the best price on other shoe models.  This is true even for shoe models within the same brand (Grishkos, Blochs, etc.)  So our first step is always to research the ongoing price point offered by the leading online outlets for a particular shoe.  But this is only the first step toward eventually finding the overall lowest price pointe shoes that a dancer may wear.

2. Loyalty programs 

Most all the online outlets offer loyalty or rewards programs.  Happily, they’re typically very easy to use.  (You simply sign up for the rewards program during checkout, and then the website automatically remembers you every subsequent time you make a purchase.)  But these rewards programs can be quite different from one another–ranging from a free pair of shoes every 10 purchases, to an increasing percentage discount (12%…15%…18%) every time you purchase shoes.  We factor in these complications as our second step of finding the overall lowest price pointe shoes.

3. Shipping Costs

Finally, there’s the (sometimes hidden) cost of shipping!  Again, online outlets differ widely on their policies.  Most have free shipping if your purchase is over a minimum amount.  But this “minimum amount” can vary a great deal.  Once again, we factor in shipping costs in arriving at the final lowest price pointe shoes.

The Ease of a Click of the Button

Well, that’s what we do here.  We do the research and calculations and then provide a link to the absolute lowest price point for most brands and models of pointe shoes.  Sometimes it pays off to purchase two pairs at a time (e.g., when one outlet is by far the cheapest, but two pairs need to be purchased to avoid shipping charges).  But we tell you all this in our description of where to find the lowest price pointe shoes for your dancer’s particular brand and model.  Just navigate from our homepage, and you’re one click away from finding the absolute lowest price point!

 

 

 

 

Should I Buy Ballet Shoes Online?

Taking the plunge to buy ballet shoes online is a decision, but for me it’s become an easy one.

Buying Things in Physical Stores

I try to buy household non-perishables at Sam’s Club.  Paper towels, toilet rolls, snack bars, frozen meat.  Sam’s  club is my place.  Fresh produce I buy at my local Krogers or farmers’ market.  There are a lot of things I standardly buy in person, from an actual store I walk into.

Online is Often Cheaper

But some items are just always going to be cheaper online, if you find the right place.  Physical stores just can’t compete on certain items.  I love old book stores; and I really don’t want to see them disappear.  But the fact is, they often just can’t compete with online sites like Amazon, which doesn’t have the overhead costs and length of supply chain that book stores have.  It’s the same, I’ve found, with ballet shoes.  On a regular basis, dance stores just can’t compete with the best price points of certain discount pointe shoe suppliers.  As a parent trying to afford to keep my daughter in pointe shoes, I’ve just had to make the decision to buy ballet shoes online.

Convenience

Of course, there’s also the point that “time is money.”  The time (and gas) it used to take driving to the nearest dance store is certainly something I don’t miss!  I still go to the physical dance store from time to time: tights needed at the last minute, a pad for a new toenail.  I actually still spend quite a bit of money each year at the dance store.  But given the (high!) price of pointe shoes, I buy ballet shoes online.

Where to Buy

Navigating all the online discount shops raised a lot of questions for us parents thinking about taking the plunge.  If we did want to buy ballet shoes online, where is the best place to buy them?  The answer, we found, varies a lot!  It really does depend on the brand and model of shoe your dancer wears.  And so this site came about.  From the homepage, you can easily click on a brand of shoe, find the model your dancer wears, and then find a link to the cheapest ongoing price point for that shoe.  Hope you find this site useful when you take the plunge to buy ballet shoes online!

 

 

 

 

 

Freed Pointe Shoes

Here are the cheapest options to purchase the following styles of Freed pointe shoes on an ongoing basis–along with what you’ll SAVE  over the course of buying your dancer’s next 10 pairs of pointe shoes, as compared to paying listed retail price.  We calculate overall costs on the basis of:

* the price consistently offered by the various online discount stores

* the benefits of using the loyalty/rewards program offered by each store

* the store’s policy on shipping costs

 Freed ADULT CLASSIC – Deep Vamp (SBT102)

Best deal is HERE.  Use Coupon Code at checkout.  Savings of $286.  Savings of $336 (with Coupon Code) if purchasing two at a time.

Freed ADULT CLASSIC – WING BLOCK (SBTWB)

Best deal is HERE.  Use free shipping code.  Savings of $235.

Freed CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL – Medium Shank (SBTCP)

Best deal is HERE.  Use Coupon Code at checkout.  Savings of $252.  Savings of $302 (with Coupon Code) if purchasing two at a time.

Freed CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL – Hard Shank (SBTCPH)

Best deal is HERE.  Use Coupon Code at checkout.  Savings of $245.  Savings of $295 (with Coupon Code) if purchasing two at a time.

Freed CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL 90 (SBTCP90)

Best deal is HERE.

Freed STUDIO – Standard Shank (STU)

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $333.  And savings of $356 for every 10 pairs after that.

Freed STUDIO – Hard Shank (STU)

Best deal is HERE. Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $333.  And savings of $356 for every 10 pairs after that.

Freed STUDIO II – Standard Shank (STUII)

Best deal is HERE. Choose “Medium Shank” when ordering.  Use Coupon Code at checkout.  Savings of $248.  Savings of $298 (with Coupon Code) if purchasing two at a time.

Freed STUDIO II – Hard Shank (STUII)

Best deal is HERE. Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $333.  And savings of $356 for every 10 pairs after that.

Freed STUDIO PROFESSIONAL – Standard Shank (STUXV)

Best deal is HERE. Choose “Medium Shank” when ordering.  Use Coupon Code at checkout.  Savings of $246.  Savings of $296 (with Coupon Code) if purchasing two at a time.

Freed STUDIO PROFESSIONAL – Hard Shank (STUXV)

Best deal is HERE. Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $313.  And savings of $337 for every 10 pairs after that.

Freed VERONESE II (VERII)

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $270. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

If you would like to search for clearance and closeout sales on limited styles and sizes, here are this week’s sales:

(Check details–width, shank, etc.–carefully!)

* New York Dancewear Co. closeout sales: Search HERE.

*DanceWearhouseUSA.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* Ebay offers on Freed Pointe Shoes: Search HERE.

If you find a deal better than the ones we’ve listed, please help others by leaving a reply in the Comments so that we can update and help others save!   And if you don’t see your preferred model of shoe here, let us know and we’ll try to research it.

 

Russian Pointe Shoes

Here are the cheapest options to purchase the following styles of Russian Pointe shoes on an ongoing basis–along with what you’ll SAVE  over the course of buying your dancer’s next 10 pairs of pointe shoes, as compared to paying listed retail price.  We calculate overall costs on the basis of:

* the price consistently offered by the various online discount stores

* the benefits of using the loyalty/rewards program offered by each store

* the store’s policy on shipping costs

Russian Pointe RUBIN

* U-Cut, Shank Flexible Soft: Best deal is HERE. (Elastic strap and ribbon each sold separately) Savings of $132. And savings of $162 for every 10 pairs after that.

* U-Cut, Shank Flexible Medium: Best deal is HERE. (Elastic strap and ribbon each sold separately) Savings of $132. And savings of $162 for every 10 pairs after that.

* All other Rubins: Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe SAPFIR

* Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe MUSE

* Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe ENTRADA PRO

* U-Cut, Shank Flexible Medium: Best deal is HERE. (Elastic strap and ribbon each sold separately) Savings of $132. And savings of $162 for every 10 pairs after that.

* U-Cut, Shank Soft Medium: Best deal is HERE. (Elastic strap and ribbon each sold separately) Savings of $132. And savings of $162 for every 10 pairs after that.

* All other Entrada Pro: Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe LUMINA

* Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe ENCORE

* Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe BRAVA

* U-Cut, Shank Flexible Soft Vamp 2: Best deal is HERE. Savings of $132. And savings of $162 for every 10 pairs after that.

* U-Cut, Shank Flexible Medium: Best price is HERE. Savings of $132. And savings of $162 for every 10 pairs after that.

* All other Brava: Best deal is HERE. When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

Russian Pointe ALMAZ

* Best deal is HERE.  When prompted with “Drawstring?”, enter “Yes” for U-Cut and “no” for V-Cut. (Comes with elastic strap and Satin ribbon.  Stretch ribbon, if desired, sold separately)  Order two pair to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $110.

 

If you would like to search for clearance and closeout sales on limited styles and sizes, here are this week’s sales:

(Check details–width, shank, etc.–carefully!)

* DanceWearhouseUSA.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* DiscountDance.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* DanceSupplies.com clearance sales: Search HERE. (Look for “Clearance Price!” items.)

* AllAboutDance.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* New York Dancewear Co. closeout sales: Search HERE.

* Ebay offers on Russian Pointe Shoes: Search HERE.

 

If you find a deal better than the ones we’ve listed, please help others by leaving a reply in the Comments so that we can update and help others save!   And if you don’t see your preferred model of shoe here, let us know and we’ll try to research it.

Capezio Pointe Shoes

Here are the cheapest options to purchase the following styles of Capezio pointe shoes on an ongoing basis–along with what you’ll SAVE  over the course of buying your dancer’s next 10 pairs of pointe shoes, as compared to paying listed retail price.  We calculate overall costs on the basis of:

* the price consistently offered by the various online discount stores

* the benefits of using the loyalty/rewards program offered by each store

* the store’s policy on shipping costs

 

Capezio TIFFANY (126)

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $213. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

Capezio TIFFANY PRO (128)

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $245.  And savings of $268 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Capezio ARIA (121)

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $245.  And savings of $268 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Capezio ARIA ES (121ES)

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $232.  And savings of $256 for every 10 pairs after that.

If your size is not in regular stock, next best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $213. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

Capezio DEVELOPPE #3 Shank (1136W)

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $213. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

Capezio CONTEMPORA (176)

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $223.  And savings of $244 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Capezio DONATELLA #2 shank (1138W)

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $200. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

Capezio DONATELLA #3 shank (1139W)

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $118.  And savings of $144 for every 10 pairs after that.   (Unfortunately availability on sizes are limited.)

 

If you would like to search for clearance and closeout sales on limited styles and sizes, here are this week’s sales:

(Check details–width, shank, etc.–carefully!)

* New York Dancewear Co. closeout sales: Search HERE.

*DanceWearhouseUSA.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* DiscountDance.com clearance sales: Search HERE. (Filter search for Capezio shoes in left column)

* Ebay offers on Capezio Pointe Shoes: Search HERE.

 

If you find a deal better than the ones we’ve listed, please help others by leaving a reply in the Comments so that we can update and help others save!   And if you don’t see your preferred model of shoe here, let us know and we’ll try to research it.

 

Bloch Pointe Shoes

Here are the cheapest options to purchase the following styles of Bloch pointe shoes on an ongoing basis–along with what you’ll SAVE  over the course of buying your dancer’s next 10 pairs of pointe shoes, as compared to paying listed retail price.  We calculate overall costs on the basis of:

* the price consistently offered by the various online discount stores

* the benefits of using the loyalty/rewards program offered by each store

* the store’s policy on shipping costs

 

Bloch HERITAGE

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $215. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

Bloch HERITAGE STRONG

(This is the Bloch Heritage with a stronger shank.)  Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $181.  And savings of $210 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch EUROSTRETCH – Stretch Pointe

An expensive shoe and a tough one to find discounts on!  Best deal is HERESavings of $108, which is the price of the free pair you get after each purchase of ten.

 

Bloch HANNAH

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $205. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

 

Bloch BALANCE EUROPEAN

Best deal is HERE.   Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $287.  And savings of $310 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch BALANCE EUROPEAN STRONG

(This is the Balance European with a stronger shank.)  Best deal is HERE.   Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $312.  And savings of $333 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch ASPIRATION

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $363.  And savings of $380 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch SERENADE

Best deal is HERE. Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $295.  And savings of $314 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch SERENADE STRONG

We’re still looking for online deals that substantially beat the typical local dancewear store.  No luck yet!  But we’ll update when we find something.

 

Bloch SERENADE MRK II

Best deal is HERE. Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $219.  And savings of $243 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch WHISPER

Best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $193.  And savings of $219 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

Bloch AMELIE

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $279. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

If your size isn’t stocked with the site above, the next best deal is HERE.  Sign up for loyalty program at checkout.  Savings of $214.  And savings of $236 for every 10 pairs after that.

 

If you would like to search for clearance and closeout sales on limited styles and sizes, here are this week’s sales:

(Check details–width, shank, etc.–carefully!)

* New York Dancewear Co. closeout sales: Search HERE.

*DanceWearhouseUSA.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* DiscountDance.com clearance sales: Search HERE. (Filter search for Bloch shoes in left column)

* AllAboutDance.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

* Ebay offers on Russian Pointe Shoes: Search HERE.

 

If you find a deal better than the ones we’ve listed, please help others by leaving a reply in the Comments so that we can update and help others save!   And if you don’t see your preferred model of shoe here, let us know and we’ll try to research it.

Grishko Pointe Shoes

Grishko is an unusual case in that the Grishko online store is actually competitive with–and very often beats–the best online discount stores.  The downside is that the Grishko store ships from its headquarters in Moscow. With free shipping they take an average of 3 weeks to arrive to the U.S.  But if you can plan ahead well, for some selected Grishko styles this can be your cheapest pointe shoe option by some distance.

But if a 3 week wait time isn’t flexible enough for your family’s schedule, we’ve provided good alternative plans where possible!  And these are still really good deals on pointe shoes!

So here are the cheapest options to purchase the following styles of Grishko pointe shoes on an ongoing basis–along with what you’ll SAVE  over the course of buying your dancer’s next 10 pairs of pointe shoes, as compared to paying listed retail price.  We calculate overall costs on the basis of:

* the price consistently offered by the various online discount stores

* the benefits of using the loyalty/rewards program offered by each store

* the store’s policy on shipping costs

 

Grishko 2007

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

Next best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $263. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

Grishko 2007 PRO

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $343.

Next best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $275. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

Grishko 2007 PRO-FLEX

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $343. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

If your specific size/width/shank isn’t available with this first option, then next best deal is HERE.  Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters. Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping).  Savings of $323.

Grishko FOUETTE

Best deal is HERE.  Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $343. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

If your specific size/width/shank isn’t available with this first option, then next best deal is HERE.  Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters. Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping).  Savings of $323.

Grishko Fouette PRO

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

Grishko FOUETTE PROFLEX

Best deal is HERE. Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $343. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

If your specific size/width/shank isn’t available with this first option, then next best deal is HERE.  Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters. Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping).  Savings of $323.

Grishko NOVA  

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $354.

If the wait time and international shipping features of this first option seem too uncertain, then the Next Best Deal is HERE (for medium shank) and HERE (for hard shank) and HERE (for super soft shank)  Savings of $146.  After the first 10 pair, then for each additional 10 pair a Savings of $178.  Sign up for loyalty/rewards program at checkout.

Grishko NOVA FLEX  

Best deal is HEREComes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $354.

Grishko ELITE PRE-POINTE 

Best deal is HERE. Order two pair (or any other items to make the total >$100 for the order) to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $201. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

Grishko ELITE 

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $294.

Next best deal is HERE. Order two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $263. Sign up for rewards program at checkout.

Grishko MAYA-1

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

If the wait time and international shipping features of this first option seem too uncertain, then the Next Best Deal is HEREOrder two pair at a time to avoid shipping charge. Savings of $263.

Grishko MAYA-1 PRO

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

Grishko MAYA-1 PROFLEX

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

Grishko MAYA-II

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

Grishko MAYA-II PRO

Best deal is HERE. Comes direct from Grishko’s Moscow headquarters.  Delivery time approx. 3 weeks (with regular/free shipping). Savings of $323.

 

If you would like to search for clearance and closeout sales on limited styles and sizes, here are this week’s sales:

(Check details–width, shank, etc.–carefully!)

DanceSupplies.com clearance sales: Search HERE. (Look for “Clearance Price!” items.)

DanceWearhouseUSA.com clearance sales: Search HERE.

Ebay offers on Grishko Pointe Shoes: Search HERE.

If you find a deal better than the ones we’ve listed, please help others by leaving a reply in the Comments so that we can update and help others save!   And if you don’t see your preferred model of shoe here, let us know and we’ll try to research it.

About the Administrator

Welcome to BalletPointeShoesSale.com! This site is largely a labor of love: Ballet parents in the same boat, trying to navigate the costs of helping our ballet daughters pursue their dreams.

OUR STORY

I say this is “our” story because this site came about after conversations with other ballet parents, realizing we were all in the same boat. Our daughters were–and still are!–passionate about ballet. And I mean PASSIONATE. (Sound familiar to anyone?) As parents we all wanted to encourage our daughters in this pursuit. After all, it’s great for fitness. Great for discipline. Great for life lessons in general.
One problem. Ballet is EXPENSIVE. When our daughters were very young students, there was only the tuition fees each term to the local ballet company. But as they grew older, summer intensive started. OK, that’s another big expense.

But the one expense that snuck up on us parents was the cost of pointe shoes. Ballet slippers were only $20 or so. But pointe shoes cost how much?! $90? Is that price right?!

As our daughters reached teenage years and started dancing on pointe most every day, we parents were shocked at how quickly the girls went through their pointe shoes. Between classes and rehearsals for performances, the shoes would wear out every 3-4 weeks. Sometimes sooner. And the more advanced the girls get, the smaller the time period before their shoes “go soft” and wear out.
In short, the expense of pointe shoes only gets worse over time. Local ballet professionals shared that, during performance season, they often go through pointe shoes every 1-2 days. Are you serious?? How does anyone afford to keep buying pointe shoes at that rate?

OUR RESEARCH

So we started to shop around the local areas. There were a half dozen or so dance stores within driving distance, but all the prices were about the same. We’d visit a dance store out of state when traveling. Just out of curiosity. But the prices again were pretty much the same.

Well, things are generally cheaper online, right? Amazon seems the go-to place for most things, we reasoned. So we looked up the various brands on Amazon. Big disappointment. Amazon doesn’t ship them direct (so no free shipping with Amazon Prime). And their links to sellers weren’t any substantial improvement over local retail prices.

But what we DID find helpful were the online discount stores that sell ballet gear. Admittedly, it’s very hit-and-miss. Some discount stores offer really good prices on some brands, but not others. And even within the same brand, a store might offer a great deal on one model but not on another model.

Thus the need for some research! It took some time. (And it still takes time with regular updates to the site.) But if one looks carefully enough through all the major discount online stores, one can usually find a really good ongoing price available for most models on most brands of pointe shoes.

Calculating final costs involves researching a combination of variables. There’s the regular discount price offered by each online store. And there’s the reward program of the store. And there’s the shipping costs added by each store. But if you do enough research into these three variables, you’ll again find a bottom line cost for most shoe models that really does offer substantial savings.

WHAT THIS SITE PROVIDES YOU

This website contains a listing of our final research results. For each model and brand of pointe shoe, we provide a link to the online pointe shoe deal that offers the cheapest final price point. It’s as simple as that. We also note the amount of money you will save over the course of buying 10 pairs of shoes, as compared to retail price.
The content for this site comes from ballet parents. And it’s for ballet parents. We’ve done the research and consolidated the results so that each ballet parent won’t have to do this individually!

Having said that, we’re continually looking to update the site. If you happen to find a deal somewhere that beats the best one we’re found for a particular model, we’d be grateful if you would let us know! That way we can share the results and continue to provide the cheapest way for all us parents to keep our daughters in pointe shoes!

A final thought. Because we update the site regularly, the best practice is simply to BOOKMARK the home page. Just go to that page and find your dancer’s brand and model—and voila you’ll have the cheapest way to buy those pointe shoes!

We’re happy to receive any further ideas from parents or dancers about what would be helpful to include on this site. Hope this site will be useful to you!

All the best,

KP (balletdad)

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