FOOTWEAR is very crucial for a ballerina! When we are not wearing out pointe shoes we take great care in choosing what we wear instead. I have specially designed orthotics that I put in any shoe I can, obviously a stiletto is out of the question! We wear trainers for comfort, shoes usually with a thick sole as our metertarsals can be sore at the end of the day, and shoes or boots with a slight heel to take the strain away from our calves. When I choose my outfit in the morning, I start with footwear and work my way up.