Prélude pointe shoes are especially designed for beginners. The structure of the shoes protect the bone structure of children, which is still highly fragile. A foam toe-pad also increases the comfort.
This handmade Russian shoe suits a range of dancers - from beginner to advanced. The 2007 combines the best features of each Grishko pointe shoe. It features a ¾ shank (available in three strengths) which is designed to alleviate pressure on the first metatarsal, and a supportive u-shaped vamp. Flexible, lightweight and quiet, the Grishko 2007 is also very flattering on the foot.
Diva is entirely developed and produced in Limoges. DIVA has a 3/4 shank and is produced in the widths C and D with a medium sole.
The EXAM demi-pointe shoes are made specially for beginners and those students who need preparation for pointe work. They help to strengthen feet and ankles. These shoes have a medium vamp and a soft box which provide no pressure on the forefoot. The medium toe platform provides perfect balance and placement. The model has no shank and is not recommended for work on pointe.
The Original Studios Shoe. Technically manufactured in the Freed of London factory. Constructed entirely from natural and biodegradable components. Very strong supportive block, - Strong Wing block, - Tapered platform for an elegant line. Cotton drawstring, - Manufacture process ensures uniformity and consistency.
The lining on the inside of the shoes, is made of a microfiber material for a velvety soft feel. The box is made of pliable materials which mold to the shape of the foot and simulateneously reduce noise while dancing. Because of the 3/4 sole it is very easy to roll onto pointe.
The Classic Demi is the perfect transition from soft ballet shoes to Pointe Shoes They are hand lasted by Freed of London Pointe Shoe Makers and are constructed entirely from natural and biodegradable components. Classic Demi has a deep vamp with a round cut and light, soft blocks and no insole to enable the full articulation of the demi pointe. It has a straight cut side and cotton drawstrings. These Demi Pointes are worn by many students for senior exams and are recommended by many teachers to prepare the feet for pointe work. Made in UK
The Studio Pointe Shoe is built to be quieter and last longer. Features a tapered reinforced toe box, round vamp and reduced sides. Pleated tie with quiet toe construstion. New elasticised binding encases an elastic drawstring to reduce bagging at the heel cup, while on pointe. Short leather outsole and new cotton wrapped shank.
Similar to Grishko-2007 PRO with distinct insole, where the flex technology provides a gradual roll-up to "demi-pointe" and then "en pointe".