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Question: Pointe shoe shanks!?
wen i went to see a ballet they had the proffesionals pointe shoes on a table and all the shanks were ripped out!. why!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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professionals rip out their shanks because they get a new pair of pointe shoes for each performance so they don't have time to break in the new ones!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

some dancers split their shanks to break the shoe in quickly for a performance or fi the shank is a harder style than they normally dance in!. It has a similar effect as removing the nail in the shank!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

uhmmmm maybe they broke them and they just ripped em out!? or maybe to make them easier to dance in!?Www@QuestionHome@Com