Step 1: 

At the arch of your foot, make a pencil mark on your shoe.

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Step 2: 

Sew one ribbon on each side of your shoe.

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Step 3: 

When you tie your pointe shoes, the ribbons should pull up your arch.

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Step 4A: 

Single Elastic — One elastic across the heel for each shoe.

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Step 4B: 

Double Elastic — Two elastics across the arch of the heel.

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Illustration by Valerie Yeo, Dancer at Singapore Dance Theatre