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 releve with ease. A graduated shank and sole, soft cotton lining and a pre-molded shank offer greater comfort. Other features include broad toe box, medium length vamp, low sides and heel, round shaped throat, a wide platform, elastic drawstring and a skived #5 leather board shank. For ribbons we suggest Capezio 7/8" wide ribbon.