My insanely high arched feet broke them down in about 7 hours with the added pressure. By the end of the week my shoes were so flat my bruised toenails finally fell off and I got a toe infection. Eww! I was wearning Bloch European Balance and loved them at first. I think they just stretched out and killed me though. My first pair, bloch axis just aren't right for my feet. I learned that plastic shoes with tmt or gaynor mindens are terrible for people with feet like mine. I would go so over on my axis, I couldn't balance at all. I went the whole 5 months I danced en pointe at my studio on the exact tip of my shoe and my teacher didn't notice until i asked her right before my last class. I then went to bruise them at the recital trying to teach myself to dance properly in horrible shoes!
I feel bad I didn't get to dance like I wanted to this summer. I started a bit of physical therapy for my insanely difficult body and I realize that before I get any technique in dance I'm going to have to get way more strength. I'm really hyper mobile and don't have any strength from everyday muscles. I'm hoping technique will come after I get more muscle. I'm extremely hyper mobile which means I'm overly flexible and thats part of the reason I'm so weak. I also realized I can't bend my ankles well at all meaning I can't jump or do turns well at all!
Has anyone had to put up with hyper mobility? How do you strengthen your body? Have you managed to overcome some serious body problems in stuff you love to the point where it wasn't an issue? I wanna know!