I just ordered new pointe shoes. They may not fit correctly, but they were only $20 on ebay, so if not no big deal. The soft 3/4 shank is what I was after but the toe box/vamp may be too short for me. We'll see. I can always just decorate them.
I love new pointe shoes. I also love dead pointe shoes. There is something about the dirty torn up satin that tells a wonderful story.