Tagged: short vamp

prima soft royale pointe


Prima Soft’s Royale model has a long vamp with a deep V-shape.  It suits a Giselle foot and is one of the lowest profile shoes around.  Medium graduated shank.


Russian Pointe’s Muse model has an extra-wide square box, ideal for Giselle feet.  In fact this is a square shoe in general, as the platform is also square with quite sharp edges, which makes rolling up to pointe feel a...


Russian Pointe’s Brava and Rubin models are without doubt their most popular shoes. The Brava’s wide platform make it an obvious choice for Giselle feet, but Russian Pointe claim it can work well for all dancers who have a wider...


The Rubin has been around a long time and for good reason – it’s a lovely shoe for low profile Giselle feet.    Russian Pointe claim they are suitable for wider feet of all types.


The Lumina model is ideal if you have “square” feet – and by that I don’t mean just square toes, but feet which don’t taper back to a narrower heel. Unlike some “square” shoes, these have a flattering line and...

Russian pointe Encore


Russian Pointe’s Encore model has a pre-arched construction which is helpful for low arches.  Best for Greek or Egyptian feet, but unusually for a tapered box, it’s quite wide.   It has a medium/short vamp with a medium/soft, flexible shank. Sizes...


Bloch’s Sylphide pointe shoe is intended for beginners en pointe.  It has a rounder toe shape to help the dancer roll up on to pointe.


The Suprima has the narrowest platform and most tapered box of all Bloch pointe shoes, which gives it a beautiful aesthetic but also means it’s only suitable for dancers with narrow, tapered feet.  The strong but flexible shank is supportive...

Plie II

The Plie II is designed for the “typical” Giselle foot – square, with short toes.    It may not be the world’s most beautiful shoe as it’s unashamedly square in shape, but that’s also what makes it so comfortable for that...

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