The innovative "EuroStretch" pointe shoes from Bloch feature the latest in stretch materials to allow proper articulation of the foot. Ballet pointe shoes feature unique stretch satin, a split sole for maximum stretch at the arch, a firmer "A Paste" pasting method to allow for a greater resistance to heat and humidity, a high and wide platform for better weight distribution, a low profile with an elastic drawstring, a leather grip heel, and a cotton insert for easier ribbon and elastic stitching. To properly protect the feet from injury, the dancer must be professionally fit for the Eurostretch Stretch Pointe Shoes.
I LOVE these point'e shoes. They might look weird because they are half soles but they feel the same and almost better. I recommend these to dancers who can get on their box easily. I don't recommend these for your first pair though. They are meant for more advanced ballet dancers. Don't get these if you can't get on your box easily because you might just curl your toes. Other than that I again LOVE these point'e shoes.