You asked. We listened. Introducing the Ava Strong Shank Pointe Shoe! This premium pointe shoe has a broad toe box and a reinforced #3.5 shank, 3/4 skived to zero. The plush, anti-slip microfiber lining prevents excess sweating and unnecessary blistering caused by friction. Features a high and wide platform for easy balancing at the barre. One of the best "training tools" for new pointe students; this shoe gentle nudges dancers to go over the box, while promoting stretch in the metatarsal and ankle area.
Broad toe box
Slight "U" shaped throat flatters the arch
Internal heel counter provides structure
Removable surgical gel alleviates pressure on the toes
Scored ribbon motif on the ball of the foot aids with traction to the floor
Heat embossed Capezio® logo with style number, size, width and shank on outside
BLOCH bestseller! Balance European has a curved last which follows the natural contours of the foot, providing maximum comfort and injury protection.
The Balance European allows the dancer to feel as though they can stand en pointe all day, as the curved last and shank remain in close contact with the instep, significantly improving injury protection
Tapered box with less internal space for the toes creates a snug and secure fit
The exterior of the shoe has a more streamlined appearance without losing the width of the platform
The generous platform encourages balanced weight distribution and can reduce pressure on individual metatarsals
Diagonal side seam reduces satin creasing
The low profile of the shoe, medium side, open throat line of the vamp shape, and elastic drawstring, creates a streamlined, snug fit