To the pointe: 18 shoes--your perfect pair is here.
1. FREED OF LONDON
Freed Satin Block Toe
A shoe handmade and signed by one of over 20 highly skilled craftsmen. Comes with a standard 1.8mm red card insole. Shown with a deep vamp. Special orders available.
A lightweight shoe with a tapered V-shaped vamp. It's available in three widths. Choose from medium or hard shank. Ribbons included.
A special strip on the platform and sole reduces noise. Features glue with latex to provide elasticity to the box. A new box assembly reduces the length of the vamp's stiff portion. The inner sole features flexible material. Available in super soft, medium, or hard shanks.
A shoe for performance, class, or rehearsal. It features a standard V-shaped vamp, 3/4 shank, and wide block. Available with medium or hard shanks.
5. MIRELLA DANCEWEAR
Superlight pointe shoe
Features a short, open U shaped vamp and low cut sides. The suede outside is curved gently to aid in foot articulation. The insole is made of a strong composite material. It features a large platform.
6. PRIMA SOFT
Requires very little break-in. Features a flat platform and the "Perfect placement" toe box. The low vamp is ideal for dancers with short toes. The graduated roll-through shank is available in flex or regular shank.
7. RUSSIAN POINTE
Almaz from the Jewels collection
A lightweight shoe featuring a pleatless platform and pliable shank. It's made from natural materials. Available with U-cut vamp and elastic drawstring or V-cut vamp with no drawstring.
8. PIETRA & MERLET
A shoe designed to fit several types of feet. Choose from a medium or hard shank. Features a wide box. Available with half, 3/4, or full shank,
9. GAYNOR MINDEN
Each shoe is 100 percent customizable. Specify your length, box shape, width, shank strength, vamp, and heel height. Features elastomeric technology for a long-lasting, unbreakable box and shank. Note the shock absorbent sole.
A pointe shoe shaped on a curved last to provide more contact between a dancer's foot and the shoe. Features a U-shaped vamp and lowered sides. Angled seaming minimizes bagginess and creasing. Fine and flat pleating for increased stability while standing flat.
11. PRINCIPAL BY CHAN HON GOH
Diamond Princess Pointe
A shoe with a short, soft wing block. Features colorful lining, Offered with a full shank and your choice of soft or medium hardness. An inner Supportive piece and reinforced tip are standard.
Features Harmonie's "silent technology" for a quiet performance. Standard features are a woven cotton lining, feathered wings, 3/4 leather sole, and 3/4 skived moderate strength shank.
13. FUZI INTERNATIONAL
Canvas pointe shoe
Made with pleated, dyeable canvas. Features a leather sere and brown board full shank. A soft pad under the heel relieves foot pressure. Ribbons are included.
14. SO DANCA
Performance by Cecilia Kerche
*available through retailers nationwide
Features a long vamp and a flat base (not pre-arched). Available with 3/4 shank in stock or full shank by special order. Strong lateral wing support is a standard feature.
15. LEO'S DANCEWEAR
Split sole pointe shoe
The scored outer sole is split but the inner sole features a full-length red board shank. The toe box is broad and the platform is flat. Elastic drawstrings are standard.
16. REPETTO INC.
A shoe for advanced dancers. Features reinforced wings in the box and side cushions. Elastic borders keep the shoe snug at the heel. The vamp is V-cut.
Features a broad, feathered hand-molded box and wide platform. The vamp is long and U shaped. Made with Capezio's #3 hard shank. Suede lining and elastic drawstring are standard.
A shoe designed for both beginners and professionals. It features a wide, flat platform and wide box. The standard shank is medium in strength and the vamp is low.
Photographed by Nathan Sayers
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