Classic yet contemporary, the Encore by Russian Pointe combines a streamlined low crown with a moderately tapered box and medium platform to suit dancers with tapered toes or one or two even-length toes, and shallow to slightly full feet. The tapered shape from metatarsal area to heel accommodates the "diamond" foot shape. Pre-arched construction mimics the shape of the foot en pointe, decreases pressure on the front of the foot for high arches, makes it easier to reach full pointe for low arches, and minimizes break-in. Next-generation shanks provide flexibility and durability. Handcrafted in Russia in the grand tradition of pointe shoemaking. FREE Ribbons and Elastic Included with each pair!
Experimental shoes. Sizing guide is not accurate. I wear a 7 and ordered 37 per guide. Shoe was only 3/4s the size of my foot. I exchanged for a size 40. Much better fit. Box seems fairly roomy, so widths could be down-sized one. I ordered XXX, but I think XX would have sufficed. Easy to go en pointe and it doesn't pull back. Drawstrings are worthless; very inferior elastic. As are the "free" elastics that come with the shoe. Didn't really hold the heel in place. I will try again -- downsizing the width and avoiding the "free" accessories preferring to use material I know is trustworthy.