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What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By lolitakitten Comments: 61, member since Thu Jun 01, 2006
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:34 AM

I'm just curious if you guys do anything with/have any ideas for things to do with old pointe shoes. I have two pairs hanging on my wall and two more just laid out in a cute position.

My friend had the idea of nailing them en pointe to a block of wood and using them as a pencil holder.

Any ideas?

19 Replies to What to do with old/dead pointe shoes....

re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By Danamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 7517, member since Wed Nov 28, 2001
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:36 AM
I kept them all in an artfully arranged pile in my room and then took my senior picture with them :D

b5.ac-images.myspacecdn.com . . .
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By lolitakitten Comments: 61, member since Thu Jun 01, 2006
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:41 AM
Aww, that is a cute senior picture! I had one of me tying on some pointes, but that's all.
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By BornBallerinamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 420, member since Tue Feb 17, 2004
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 02:02 AM
I use my old pointe shoes as demis.Once they die as demis the get hung up on the corner of my bookshelf. The ones that I've left at my Parent's house before I moved are arrranged neatly in the cupboard under the bookshelf.
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By xx_Ballet_buM_xx Comments: 239, member since Thu Jan 17, 2008
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 04:04 AM
there are some awesome picures of people decorating and painting their old pointe shoes.. . i plan to do this when my current pointe shoes die!!
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By dancamey29yay Comments: 342, member since Tue Feb 12, 2008
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 06:43 AM
obviously this cant be done for all your shoes but I think this is a really cute idea:images.google.co.nz . . .
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By MeganNormanmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 538, member since Tue Nov 13, 2007
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 02:10 PM
Mine are hung on my walls :D
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By bunheadkitty Comments: 74, member since Tue Jan 08, 2008
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 03:53 PM
I wear Freeds, so I go through shoes quickly. I usually wear some as demis, when they get too soft to wear as pointes (I don't deshank them) and wear them for barre. Also, my roommate from this summer's SI gave me a really cool decorated pointe shoe (that she made) and I'm waiting for her reply on how to decorate them. Also, every year at nutcracker, the people who perform the act 2 sweets can donate their signed pointe shoes to be sold at the boutique. (the boutique sells Nutcrackers, Christmas ornaments, ballet stuff) That is where I get rid of most of my dead shoes.
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By dance56SEHvun8member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 754, member since Mon Apr 07, 2008
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 04:47 PM
The pencil holder idea is such a good idea! Other than that, I'd paint them.
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By MaxwellPremium member Comments: 1476, member since Sat Oct 27, 2007
On Mon Jul 07, 2008 05:44 PM
I decorate mine and put them on my wall or give them away.
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By BalletGirl404 Comments: 243, member since Tue Sep 25, 2007
On Tue Aug 05, 2008 04:16 PM
I think decorating would be a great idea and then maybe you could give them to a young girl who hopes to be a ballerina, that would be really nice.
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By allegro731member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2913, member since Wed Jul 02, 2003
On Tue Aug 05, 2008 09:43 PM
I have a barre in my room and all of my old pointe shoes are hung over the barre at one end. I can't part with my pointe shoes! I know some people at my studio who just throw them in the trash, but I don't think I could ever do that - they mean too much to me.
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By dancergirl6member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 405, member since Sun Nov 19, 2006
On Wed Aug 06, 2008 05:50 AM
Mine are hung up on the wall.
And I have when I woree them written on the bottom.
I might give them to someone some day...but I love keeping them. =)
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By Ninemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1387, member since Mon Nov 06, 2006
On Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:55 PM
Dana wrote:

I kept them all in an artfully arranged pile in my room and then took my senior picture with them :D

b5.ac-images.myspacecdn.com . . .


I love it! That has to be one of my favorite senior pictures I've seen.
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By duct_tape_dancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2559, member since Wed Jul 31, 2002
On Wed Aug 06, 2008 01:21 PM
I just gave a bunch to a local studio--they have a pre-ballet summer day camp and always have the kids decorate old pointe shoes to take home.

Otherwise, they pile up in a box and/or trash bag in my closet for a couple of years before hitting the trashcan.
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By indigo_dancer Comments: 1044, member since Thu Jun 22, 2006
On Wed Aug 06, 2008 04:08 PM
I keep them as decoration and hang them up in my room.
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By dancer123321 Comments: 605, member since Thu Sep 11, 2008
On Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:31 PM
I keep my old/dead pointe shoes in a box so when I'm eventually retired :( :( :( :( I will have them as memoies. I also write when I used them and what I used them for on the bottoms of them.
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By RosePremium member Comments: 9079, member since Sat Dec 30, 2006
On Mon Sep 15, 2008 04:33 AM
You can cut them in half to see how they look inside.
Image hotlink - 'http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/bayadere93/spitzen/halve_bloch_spits_JPEG.jpg'

Make a skirt with them
Image hotlink - 'http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/bayadere93/spitzen/im_scanlan.jpg'

A picture
Image hotlink - 'http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/bayadere93/spitzen/untitled5.jpg'
Glue them in a frame and the picture is 3D.

Toys for your pets
Image hotlink - 'http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/bayadere93/spitzen/IMG_7393.jpg'
(this picture is Kathy's and the rats name is something like Luna)

Just pile them
Image hotlink - 'http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/bayadere93/spitzen/rr.jpg'

As your new baseballshoes
Image hotlink - 'http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/bayadere93/spitzen/BASEBALLBallerina.jpg'
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By LeanBeanmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 140, member since Wed Feb 07, 2007
On Mon Sep 15, 2008 08:28 AM
Those were very creative bayadere93 :D
re: What to do with old/dead pointe shoes.... en>fr fr>en
By sugarfairy_member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1529, member since Sat Feb 09, 2008
On Mon Sep 15, 2008 08:53 AM
Edited by sugarfairy_ (191781) on 2008-09-15 08:53:37
As my current pointe shoes are my first pair, they are going to be on the wall after they died.

The next ones I will use for outside photoshoots and then throw them away if they are really dirty or keep them anywhere in a drawer...

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