Great new look for stage! This new lightweight pointe shoe with flexible medium shank at heel allows weight distribution to transfer to the heel rather than the toes. Non-slip, built-in toe pad for comfort. Quiet on stage.
Over the last 3 years, my 11 year old daughter has gone through many different brands and styles of pointe shoes, trying to find the right shoe for her feet. She has a low profile, a little bit of a wide metatarsal, and short toes. Back in July, she tried the Whisper Satin for the first time, and they fit and worked beautifully with her feet. She is able to get over the box, roll thru demi pointe, and the shoes give her a gorgeous arch. This time, she wanted the Whisper Matte Satin, and she loves them even more. She says that they are easier to sew, too.
These shoes were my daughter's favorites. She is an advanced dancer. The last 2 pairs were made so inconsistently with a completely uneven platform. Because we always had a a couple pairs around, we compared. It was such a shame.
I absolutely love these pointe shoes! I love that I can choose between having a matte pair and a shiny pair or BOTH! The gel dots at the inside platform of the shoe save my toes from dying when I dance, and they have yet to move from their spots. The only thing about them is that they don't come with ribbons or elastic (just wished they would've mentioned that nbd). It would be really awesome if they came in a flesh tone color as well! P.S XXX is very wide! I suggest, if you have wide feet like me, get a XX and step on the boxes, this will make them softer and a tiny bit wider but not too wide like XXX. And they die a little fast but that might just be me, I'm hard on my shoes!
This shoes is great for beginners. The shank is quite soft and allows the student to get over the box but is still supportive. I LOVE the matte finish. I sewed on the elastic ribbon which isn't shiny and it matches perfectly! All the girls at the studio want to go buy a pair, they looked so great on her feet. I had to buy the satin as a back up because DDS was out of matte but next time I will buy matte for sure! Can't wait until they are back in stock!