A flattened crown compliments the natural shape of the foot while the satin binding creates a seamless transition from shoe to tight that enhances the leg line and the shorter sole is less visible en pointe. New pleating has "quiet toe" construction and the feathered toe box allows the dancer to relev with ease. A graduated shank and sole, soft cotton lining and a pre-molded shank offer greater comfort. Other features include a slightly tapered toe box, medium vamp, low sides, round shaped throat, a wide and high platform, So Suede lining, elastic drawstring, and a #5 leather outer board shank 3/4 skived to zero. For ribbons we suggest Capezio 7/8" wide ribbon.
Ribbons not included.
Satin; Man-Made Upper Leather Sole
Wide Tapered Box
Hard Shank Strength
Harder Box Strength
Egyptian Foot Shape
Satin binding with elastic drawstring
Pre-molded, #5 leather board shank, 3/4 skived to zero
I have strong, wide feet and have had trouble finding shoes that flatter the shape of my foot while actually being able to dance in them. I used to have Capezio glisse pros and they were comfortable but the box was so wide that my feet looked looked clumsy. I ordered 8.5 wide (which is also my street shoe size) in these. The tapered shape of the box is very flattering and now my feet have more of a traditional ballet slender look! I had one pair in normal shank but they died so fast that I switched to hard shank, which has lasted me a little bit longer. So basically, these are the favorite pointe shoes that I have had so far, but who knows what I'll find in the future? :)
I love these shoes i am in street shoes a size 10.5 and I have wide feet and with any other shoes i've had problems but these work perfect for me. I get one size bigger then my street shoe! Hope this helps you.
My feet are extremely strong and narrow. My street shoe size is a 9 and in these shoes I wear a 9. I usually go through these shoes once a month and I dance 6 times a week. During performance time I alternate between two and they last for a month as well. Pointe will never be comfortable no matter how much padding you use so these shoes are pretty comfortable. Dont use these shoes if you have small feet! With the shorter shank it makes it harder to work with them if you dont have strong feet. But i love these shoes!! You should definitely buy them!