Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Boulder Body Wear’s staff of pointe shoe fitters has a deep, extensive and current knowledge of pointe shoe styles and fitting techniques. Collectively the staff of five has over 45 years of fitting pointe shoes and services customers and accounts in the greater Denver area, Steamboat Springs, Crested Butte, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Virginia and Oregon. Boulder Body Wear has an education- and communication-based philosophy to fitting shoes. Each first-time fitting includes educating the dancer in the anatomy of the shoe in relation to how it should work while dancing. This education has proven invaluable to fitting dancers correctly and effectively. Boulder Body Wear’s pointe shoe fitters frequently will go back to this information as they revisit a dancer’s needs as they progress in style as well as technique. As fitters, they, too, are continually updating their education of shoes and fitting techniques through various sources provided by vendors and through working with school and artistic directors, customers as well as counterparts to keep their knowledge current.
Currently Boulder Body Wear features the following brands of pointe shoes:
Gaynor Minden Luxe—New “self-smoothing” satin is more durable and prevents any wrinkling or pleating to look more professional.
Russian Pointe Jewel Collection—The Almaz and Rubin—both are sleek and elegant with pleat-less platforms, which improve balance and enhance the look of a longer, sleek foot line.
Capezio—Aria’s ≤ shank placement with lower side panels decrease wrinkling, So Suede® lining throughout provides a moisture absorbent and anti-microbial environment for the foot. It reduces foot odor, retards mildew rot and fungus growth. So Suede® also provides abrasion resistance with a soft, supple and comfortable feel.
Bloch Amelie, loved by beginners and advanced students alike, has a graded shank with a wider platform, giving the dancer support while keeping the integrity of the long v-vamp elegant look.
Boulder Body Wear’s pointe shoe fitting services include:
- Beginning through professional pointe shoe fittings
- Pre-pointe development
- Class visits and evaluation
- Group fittings
- Special makeups, special orders
- On-site fittings and trouble-shooting
- Parent and student seminars
ABOUT BOULDER BODY WEAR
Boulder Body Wear has been an integral part of the Boulder, Colorado community since 1987. Boulder Body Wear was first located in a hole-in-the-wall spot on Boulder’s University Hill, and marketed exclusively to dancers. The store has since moved to a larger location within Boulder’s Marriott shopping center, and the focus has evolved into three distinct markets: dancewear, lifestyle/activewear and fashion. These three lines are carefully selected to meet the needs of loyal customers, who range in ages, interests and fitness levels, but who want to shop locally, while feeling and looking great.
To schedule a professional pointe shoe fitting, please call 1-877-239-9327 or 303-447-9100.
To learn more about Boulder Body Wear, please visit http://www.boulderbodywear.com.