Are wide feet or narrow feet better for ballet?
Does it matter? What's more beneficial?
- babyboomer1001Lv 71 month ago
It doesn't matter. The shoe is held on with elastic, across the top so as long as the foot points well, width doesn't matter. That goes for regular ballet shoes and point.
- mintchips49Lv 72 months ago
The ideal ballet foot for a ballet career is a flexible foot that is long and thin with long toes and a high instep. This is more about line than anything else. That being said the easiest foot to work with in ballet is a flexible foot with a medium height instep. As long as you weren’t born with an inflexible flat foot you should be fine in recreational ballet. If you were born with real ballet feet with a high instep, it will take longer to be able to safely go on pointe. Pointe may not be doable in a recreational ballet class because training is less often and less rigorous. Those with average feet do better in recreational ballet.
- 2 months ago
You must deal with the feet you have. It's easier if your body is light and flexible, with small feet, but it's never impossible.