Pillows for Pointe Lambswool Toe Pads

Pillows for Pointes Lambswool Toe Pads

Product Type:  Pointe Shoe Accessories

Brand:  Pillows for Pointes

Style Name:  Lambs wool Pad

Style Number(s):  LCTP

MSRP:  $6.50*

Colors Available:  One Color

Sizes Available:  Small, Medium, Large

 

Manufacturer Description:

  • Soft, Lambs Curl Toe Pillows with the exclusive Soft Seam. Soft Seam eliminates the bulky and irritating side seam found on all other toe pads.Sizing:Small fits 13-13.5 pointe shoes, Medium fits 1-3 pointe shoes, Large fits 3.5 and over point shoes.

Manufacturer Website:   http://pillowsforpointes.com/


Kat’s Thoughts: 

These are my personal go-to toe pads (except when I haven’t done pointe in a *really* long time – then I go to Pillows for Pointes Gellows line… but that’s another review).

I like that these help to build up callus on my feet (once the fluff has flattened out – after a wearing or two) – they’re really good blister protection and not so much padding.  The lay-flat seams really DO live up to the claim. I haven’t personally had a problem with the seams.

I did like to turn them inside out after each wearing and kinda rough/refluff them up (also helps with the odor and sweat control factors).  I know some folks just ended up buying these in bulk because they were hard on them.  Personally – I tended to buy a pair a month (dancing 6 days+ a week) and just fluff/wash/rotate as needed.

Yes these can be washed (even though Pillows doesn’t give instructions on how to do this).  I put mine in the wash, in a lingerie mesh bag, on cold, with woolite/gentle detergent, on the wool cycle (gentle if your machine doesn’t have a cycle for that).  Then when they were done – I’d pull them out, roll them up in a towel and really squish the towel to get the water out.  Then I’d air dry them the rest of the way.

The only (and should be obvious) non-use drawback to these pads is that they’re wool.  Yes – wool from a real-live animal and not grown in a lab.  So if you have a WOOL ALLERGY – you’d be smart to avoid these pads.

 

Sizing Info: Small fits 13-13.5 pointe shoes, Medium fits 1-3 pointe shoes, Large fits 3.5 and over point shoes.

 

Material/Content:  lambswool

Intro Date:  Unknown

Discontinue Date:  –

Other Notes:  These were popular and similar to several other brands.  I’ve seen them more generically now and not so much in the US.

*A note about prices – while the MSRP is listed – it is just that.  Please remember that your local dance store also has to cover shipping costs, lights, rent, other utilities, and oh yeah – HUMANS!  When you go into a local dance store – please realize that you are possibly paying a premium for their expertise, knowledge, and having (most) products there on hand.  That’s not cheap.  Please don’t go “window shopping” there only to save a few bucks.  Especially on products under $100, it’s really not worth it.  Support your local store. Please.  When you do, you validate why we have physical stores and why we, as store owners, dedicate ourselves to providing you with products and knowledge we can stand behind.

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