The Pointe Shoe Anti-Bunion Stretcher by Tamara Rojo is a device for widening the specific area of the enveloping part of the pointed ballet shoes, to facilitate a more comfortable use of said shoes to the ballerinas who suffer from the lateral deformation of the first segment of the phalangeal metatarsal joint forming a protrusion called hallux abductus valgus (hallux valgus) known as bunion. By stretching the satin canvas, at the wings area of the pointed shoes, the fitting of the ballerina’s foot suffering bunion into the pointe shoe is improved, consequently, it reduces the oppression in the bunion, relieve discomfort and helps her to dance more comfortably.
Portable, small and light.
Easy to use.
Works with most pointe shoe sizes.
Works on either the left or right shoe.
Made with lasting materials: aircraft aluminum, bronze and stainless steel.
Dimensions: 90 x 70 x 35 mm. (3,5 x 2,75 x 1,37 inches.
Weight: 400 gr (11 oz) Water and dust resistant.
Get a unique insight into Song of the Earth – Hear Tamara Rojo and Deborah MacMillan discuss this masterwork in the video below.
April 14, 2017 – New York Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, Julio Bocca Birthday Gala