Sansha Futura Review
When I was in college, as a dance major, I had to take several ballet classes and having had ballet classes since I was nine years old, I was more than thrilled to participate. I was given an option to take point ballet.
I decided to ask my instructors about which shoe to buy with a less feminine look but still of good quality and they all recommended the Sansha Futura for pointe.
I found the Sansha Futura to have an innovative design, perfect for students either in solo or in group setting. form fitting and still a bit of a cool look for the world of ballet. The lace up design was not only a little more masculine, but what I loved the most about these shoes particularly, the soles and the laces as well as the satin outer are all the same color. The colors typically provided to choose from are white, black, red, 2 shades of pink and even royal blue. I ordered the black satin shoes which went perfectly with my black tights and even black jazz pants.
These shoes hold up very well, are easy to maintain, are feather light, and are not over the top expensive either. I highly recommend this shoe to both male and female ballet dancers. Particularly for an edgy modern ballet solo performance.
Posted by: Eric Prado, dance instructor/choreographer for many high school performing arts programs across the US. Eric has been dancing for 24 years, and was a dance major at James Madison University.
Editor's note: I'm thrilled to receive a review from a male dancer, as they are often overlooked when it comes to pointe work - and yet many men are interested in taking pointe, and claim it improves their dancing. I hadn't thought about the Futura as being a good shoe for male pointe students - it's obvious when you think about it, so I'm grateful to Eric for pointing it out. Unfortunately I don't have a stockist for the Futura right now, but I'm still looking!