Well, here they are -- Emma's first pointe shoes. We got them yesterday -- after trying on 4+ pairs with a professional fitter. This is quite a momentous occassion in the life of a ballet dancer (and her Mom!!). She still has to learn how to sew on her ribbons and elastics etc... but she can't do that until her teacher approves these shoes as fitting correctly. They have to keep them at the studio for at least the first 12 weeks of classes so they don't mess around on them at home I assume.