that she wants to get her pointe shoes now so that she can fit them in perfectly.
Richelle puts a pouch on her foot.
Richelle tells the clerk that her feet are starting to grow wider.
Richelle confesses that finding a pair of pointe shoes is like being Cinderella.
The clerk gives Richelle some shoes.
Richelle informs the clerk that the shoes are a little too big.
Richelle compares the shoes.
Richelle explains that the more Xs, the wider your foot.
Richelle requests a 4.5, double X.
Richelle tests the shoes in front of the clerk.
Richelle confesses that as a result of breaking the shanks, you lose all mobility in your ankles.
Richelle asks to try another pair.
Richelle tests out the new pair.
Richelle confesses that having the wrong pair of pointe shoes increases the risk of falling down, hurting yourself and generally not looking good.
Richelle smiles upon finding the right pair.
Richelle confesses that she is so excited.
Richelle confesses that she can't wait to get back to the studio
and start to work them in for the new dance season.