Trimming the shank in your pointe shoe is important because it helps you control where your pointe shoe breaks.

To do this, all you need to do is pull back the fabric around the shank so that is it exposed and trim it to where your arch is the deepest. You'll also want to make sure to shave the end of the shank down so it is smooth. When you're done, you'll have a shank that conforms to your foot better and looks better on your foot!

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