Why darn your pointe shoes?


Many dancers feel darning the platform with a chain stitch allows:

  • More contact with the floor.

  • More stability from having a larger platform area.

  • Less slipping due to the mercerized thread.


Many dancers use darning as a means to customize their shoes:

  • Using ladder stitch to reduce the side satin.

  • Using the thread to sew up a vamp that is too low.


Below are examples of the two most popular stitches for darning shoes.