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FREED

Adult "Studio Professional" Pointe Shoes

Style No: STUXV
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Freed's "Studio Professional" offers maximum support and comfort to meet the requirements of today's high-level pointe work. Perfect for the more advanced dancer, this shoe offers a deep cut vamp, a strong supportive block, an internal absorbing component in the platform to diffuse stress, a strong Wing block, a tapered platform, dipped sides, and elastic drawstrings. Technically manufactured in the Freed of London factory with natural and biodegradable components. Worn by intermediate students and professional dancers with great success. Ribbons not included.

Features:

  • Wide Square Box
  • Long Vamp
  • Medium Profile
  • 3/4 Shank
  • Medium Shank Strength
  • Moderate Box Strength
  • Greek/Egyptian Foot Shape


See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

Content:
Upper: Satin/Man-Made; Sole: Leather


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Suggested Fitting: 2.5 sizes smaller than street size
Available in sizes:
(adult) 2.5-8.0 C,D,E,EE

This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee.
Actual fitting may vary.

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  • MD   03/23/2022

    5 star rating

    ENJOYING THESE SHOES!

    I used to wear these shoes when I was first starting out on pointe, then I switched to Gaynor Minden, and now I'm switching back and honestly love them so much more than I thought I would! I barely have to break them in, they fit my feet super well, and they have a perfect balance of stability and softness.

    Age: 19 to 21     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Kate   12/02/2020
    Carlsbad,CA

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR ALL!

    These shoes are great for all! I am a Pre-Professional dancer and these are great for lots of hours in the studio, especially Nutcracker! Even though they die relatively fast, they are great for dancing! I am a women’s size 7.5/8 and I wear size 5 EE in these shoes.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Jenna   11/05/2020
    Winfield,PA

    5 star rating

    GREAT SHOES!

    Well made, fast shipping. Pretty durable for Freeds. I customize mine a little bit by cutting the shank and jet gluing the inside of the box, but overall they stand up to hours of dancing very well.

    Age: 22 to 29     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Abby   07/09/2020
    Lanham,MD

    5 star rating

    EXCELLENT

    My daughter love her new point shoes is excellent!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Mrswsandman   09/09/2018
    Rensselaer,NY

    5 star rating

    MY DAUGHTER LOVES THESE SHOES.

    I bought these shoes for my daughter who is a dance teacher in Massachusetts and starting the new Fall season. She's been wearing Freed Studio Professionals for many years while dancing at the Albany school she was with and then touring with their company. These shoes seem to last the longest for her even though she can break them within a month of so of teaching classes. These shoes fit her so perfectly that she only uses elastics to hold them on. I'm happy to see there is a rewards program where I can earn dollars to help her by buying shoes, tights, etc. she needs for teaching. Thanks, Discount Dance!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   02/28/2018

    5 star rating

    LOOK BEAUTIFUL AND NO PAIN!!

    After a little over one year on pointe, my feet changed and strengthened and I was no longer happy with my Bloch Balance Europeans. So we started looking for a different, more advanced pair. I tried at least 4 other styles before these Freed Studio Pros. They look SO beautiful and make dancing much easier and pain-free. And my mom is happy that I don't need nightly ice or epsom salt soaks and massages! All this makes the extra cost SO worth it. I am so thrilled to have found these shoes after trying so many others. I have an Egyptian style foot, with a wider forefoot but slightly tapered toes. And these shoes work great! This is my third year on pointe and I think I may have found my forever shoe, or at least until I am closer to being professional. We do shellac and sometimes jet glue them after 3 classes or so and they end up lasting about 2 weeks. However, I do take pointe class 6 times per week, as well as one private class per week. They may last longer for others.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Ballet Ninja   07/22/2017

    4 star rating

    I was fitted for these pointe shoes and I loved them! They were hard enough and gave me a lot of support. I was wearing the Bloch Heritage and the shank was not nearly strong enough for me. I have pretty strong feet. After my 2nd class in these shoes, they broke in for me and the felt good. By the 4th class they were going a bit soft and by the 6th class they were completely dead! I felt that the shoe was becoming mushy in the box and I could not support myself being on pointe anymore. Overall, I think I will have to go back to the drawing board because I cannot get a new pair of pointe shoes every week. These shoes were amazing but they just do not last long enough for me. I think I will be trying a pair of Grishko's next!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 2 star rating    

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  • Gamzatti   08/10/2015

    4 star rating

    Before switching to these, I was stuck in a Block European Balance in a hard shank reinforced with jet glue. I was having problems finding a shoe with enough support and when I tried these on in my local dance supply store, these were excellent. I have an incredibly wide and fat foot and I wear a size 6 in street shoes. In this, I'm wearing a 3.5 EE in a hard shank, I also had an extra sock sole added to both shoes. I've had these for about two weeks and with being on them 2 hours a day for 5 days a week, and I'm about to replace this pair. I love these shoes so far and plan on purchasing a few of them for this semester of school. The high wing is excellent, especially as someone who struggle to find shoes that will support their whole foot. The shank is hard at first, but after working in them at the barre for about an hour, it was pliable enough to really work the foot, and with a little help from water on the vamp, the three-quarter pointe softened right up. The outer sole isn't too thick so there isn't too much wobbling going on. I have a few complaints though. The first would be the fact that the inner sole moves around in the shoes as you sweat. It started rolling and the glue was coming up after the first class. I reglued it my self, but it's still very lumpy. The second would be the platform. It felt very curved and I often found myself in a weird place of either rolling over the box or not being able to get over the box completely. I darned the tips to correct this, which I won't mind doing for the nex pair. I would also be a little wary of your sizing and depending on the kind of toepads you use, if it's minimal go a half size down. I use thin ouch-pouch like toepands and I found myself sinking in the shoes or my heel all the way back and the toe of the shoe not laying flat. I added extra sock soles to correct this, but I will be sizing down next time. Overall though, these shoes are excellent. I coula see these as solely performance shoes since they are wearing out so quickly, but I will definitely be investing in these again!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • BalletGirly   07/01/2015

    5 star rating

    GREAT SHO

    I used to wear Grishko 2007s in a 6xxx hard shank. I wear a 6c hard shank in these shoes. I really like these shoes. I don't wear toe pads with them; I just tape my toes and use a little lambs wool in problem spots. They are quite a bit softer than my Grishkos which I realized were propping me up into pointe. You really have to work your feet in these shoes. I like how I can pointe my feet really well because I like to wear my pointe shoes during barre. The vamp is a little high but I just softened it with some water. One thing I don't like about the shoe is the wing block. The wings go all the way to the side seam and I found it painful, but it was easy to fix. I just put water in the wings and now they are soft and don't bug me. Another thing is the insole liner thing moves and bunches up in the shoe. I can't comment on durability as I have only worn these shoes for one class. Overall it is a beautiful shoe and it makes my feet look great.

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  • Emilia1212   03/16/2014

    2 star rating

    NT QUITE

    I got these shoes after a mediocre experience with the studio II's. The first 2 hours they were good. I loved the high wings, wide box and v cut vamp ( I have wide feet). The wings really kept my feet from sickling and made me feel stronger en pointe. However, the 3/4 shank is very hard and made it difficult to flex fully into my arch. I know that freeds have a reputation of dying quickly but these died almost immediately! The platform collapsed inwards after 2 classes and no amount of jet glue could fix it. I had to get a brand new pair of shoes the day after purchasing these. However, these would be great for a one-time-wear performance shoe.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Leah22   09/29/2013

    5 star rating

    NICE SHOES, BUT NOT A LONG LIFE

    I love these shoes. I used freed Classic's before I switched to the Studio Pros. I absolutely love the change. I have been wearing Freed's for over a year now. They are by far my favorite shoe. However, I find that they don't last very long. I am currently searching for another Freed that is narrower (I already wear the narrowest width in this shoe and now it feels almost to wide once the shoe is broken in.) in width, and has a stronger box and shank. But overall, I really love the shoe!!

    Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • xXSaraBearXx   03/15/2013

    2 star rating

    SO DEAD, SO FAST

    Let's just start out by saying these lasted me like a nano second. The whole shank disappeared. On top of that, the shape is not flattering on any foot what so ever, the box is really bulby and round. Also, I always get tons of cramps in these shoes.

    Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Alice   06/04/2012

    4 star rating

    AWESOMMEEE!!!

    These are great shoes! I have awful feet that hate to pointe and look awful in pointe shoes, but these shoes actually work for me! Since my feet are stupid, it is a little harder for me to break these in because the box is really tough, but i like to cut off the shank where it has the 3/4 cut, and they work a lot better!(: I would definitely recommend these.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   01/29/2012

    5 star rating

    I LOVE these shoes, they give a great line, make wide feet look narrower. However, they are very painful to break in because of the extremely hard box and high wings,and once the shank startsto go it goes very quickly. I would not recommend these shoes unless you have very strong feet.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Laura   06/07/2011
    Ny,

    5 star rating

    BEST SHOES!

    These are the best pointe shoes I've had yet! I have never gotten any blisters from them, and they are easy to dance in. I love the v-cut vamp, and the advantages of a 3/4 shank. Great shoes.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Kira   01/23/2010

    5 star rating

    LOVE THEM

    I love these shoes! I formerly had Freed Studios, but I absolutely love these! These are comfortable and are perfect for my feet, but I would try these in a store if I were you before buying online, because they may not be the pointe shoes for your feet.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Annie   10/12/2009
    Miami, Fl,

    5 star rating

    LOVE THESE SHOES!

    As a professional, these shoes are exactly what I need...I darn the tips for extra strength, but other than that, they are the best for me!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Lisa   04/28/2009

    5 star rating

    AMAZING.=]

    These shoes are amazing. It takes a little bit more work on these to really break them in but it's worth it. It makes it really easy to roll through your feet and get over the box. I have to admit that the box can be painful when you're first breaking them in but after at least two classes the pain is gone. I would highly recommend these.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Kate   01/10/2009

    3 star rating

    GOOD, BUT SOFT!

    I have never worn Freeds before and I got these but I didn't get through one class, the box and shank died really fast.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Ashley   01/06/2009

    5 star rating

    They are nice and hard, and support your arch.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Lauren   11/23/2008
    Massachusetts,

    5 star rating

    These shoes are fabulous to wear. They're great for high cut arches, regardless of the strength of your foot. The 3/4 shank allows you to really break-in the shoes quickly. Although the box is definitely hard at first, using water on the sides helps. They aren't as comfy as the Makers but the platform lasts longer on these than on the Studios. Overall it's a great shoe :)

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • MDT/Dance Institute Ballerina   07/05/2008
    Minneapolis,mn,

    5 star rating

    AMAZING!

    I love these shoes!!! That's all I have to say. They look amazing, allow me to roll through my feet easily, and broke in fairly quickly. I have to admit, they hurt a lot at first, but what pointe shoe doesn't?

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Cecilia   05/05/2008
    New York,

    5 star rating

    STUNNING!!!

    I love these shoes. They would work well with everyone. I have pretty strong feet and high arches, and these shoes protect me pretty well from rolling over. I could see them working, for people with not so strong feet as well.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Abigail   03/31/2008
    Houston, Tx,

    5 star rating

    THE BEST SHOE OF MY LIFE

    As a pre-professional dancer who dances around five hours every day and had been previously wearing the Freed Studio IIs, I was intrigued by these and ordered a pair just for kicks. They were PERFECT for my feet. So much more comfortable and supportive and flattering than the original Studios. I have finally found my sole mate! The only downside is that I have a high arch and strong foot, and had to apply Jet Glue after about four days because they break rather quickly. They last at most, two weeks. That is pushing it. However, they are perfect for performing because they need relatively no breaking in time...just put them on and go! I'm ordering seven more pairs right now ;)

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Ji   10/23/2007

    3 star rating

    DRAWSTRING RIPPED?

    These shoes did make my feet look nice, and they fit well. But for me, the place where the drawstring ties, ripped about a centimeter into the satin! Also, the shanks got REALLY soft really fast. I've only had these shoes for about two weeks and now I need a new pair :-(

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Siena   05/17/2007
    Seattle,

    5 star rating

    THESE SHOES ROCK!

    I used to use Studio IIs. I got these shoes, hearing they were easier to get over and held your foot well. They do! They are awesome! They hold my feet and make them look archier!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   05/11/2007

    5 star rating

    LOVED THESE SHOES!!!

    I <3 these! They are perfect, except for the fact that they wear out super quickly--like four classes.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/28/2006

    3 star rating

    These shoes were OK. They lasted a long time, and took a long time to break in. It's really hard going onto the box because my arch is not very good, but if u have strong feet and a good arch, these are good shoes for u :)

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • L.   10/03/2006

    4 star rating

    I love everything about these shoes except that the shank gets soft way too quickly!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Marielisa   09/15/2006
    Puerto Rico,

    5 star rating

    I love these pointes, I have tried them for a couple of weeks. I used for years, the original Freed Studios, and I feel better with the STUXV - more support. But I think I should try a smaller width in my next purchase.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Delaney   05/11/2006
    Louisiana,

    4 star rating

    PERFECT!

    I went from Bloch Sonatas to these, and I'm sure glad I did! The shank really showcases a superior arch, and the "wings" that extend from the toe box really give a dancer great support. The only flaw would be the shank gets a bit too soft after a while, even if the toe box is intact.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   04/02/2006

    5 star rating

    THEY ARE AMAZING

    I love the professional Freeds. They are exactly like the Studio II but with a "v" cut vamp and an elastic drawstring. When you jump, you can't even hear them. You should definitely try these shoes!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • KiahJane     09/10/2015
    Seattle, Wa     Age: 17 or under    

    How do these compare to Grishko 2007's?

    I have been wearing Grishko 2007's for close to 3 years and I recently started looking at some Freeds. Are these a good transition?

    This is a very strong shoe and offers maximum support and comfort to meet the requirements of today's high-level pointe work. Perfect for the more advanced dancer, this shoe offers a deep cut vamp, a strong supportive block, an internal absorbing component in the platform to diffuse stress, a strong Wing block, a tapered platform, dipped sides, and elastic drawstrings. we do not encourage cross brand comparisons as each company manufactures their own products individually and there is a lot of room for poor comparison. If you have additional questions, please fee free to contact our customer service office.
    - DDS Customer Service (09/14/2015)

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