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5 Things You Can Buy to Make Your Feet Feel Better ASAP

Dancers' feet take a beating. Show yours a little love with these tools that can help prevent both major injuries and minor annoyances.


Gaitline Floar Lther

Created by a former Norwegian National Ballet dancer and Olympic coach, Håvard Engell, the sole of this street shoe is designed to encourage proper weight distribution, improving your gait and alignment. $199, gaitline.com.

PerfectFit Inserts Kit

Find a more precise fit inside your pointe shoes by molding this silicone material to your foot's unique shape. $42, perfectfitpointe.com.

Apolla Alpha Shocks

These socks offer targeted support by integrating the latest sports science insights on compression with the unique needs of dancers. $30–$32, apollaperformance.com.

Rollga Hand and Foot Therapy Kit

Want to roll out your feet with something a bit more gentle than a lacrosse ball? These soft options are made with EVA foam. $5, rollga.com.

Gaynor Minden Dancers' Dots

Made with hydrogel, which consists almost entirely of water, these cushions provide cooling relief and protection for any hot spots prone to blisters. $7.99–$23.99, dancer.com.

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July 2021