>When I heard about these shoes I thought, "What? Stretch pointe shoes? Impossible!"
And of course no, it's not possible - they are not stretchy! However, they do use stretch satin to create a much better, more snug fit - no more loose fabric at the heel when en pointe!
They are made on the same last as Bloch's Balance European and come in two models. The Eurostretch uses the harder 'A' paste and is more tapered, whereas the Dramatica uses TMT paste, and has a flat platform and wider wings. Note that both have a split sole construction (though there is still a full shank on the inside of the shoe).