The European Balance pointe shoe is made on a curved last which closely mimics the natural contours of the foot. This allows the shank/insole to have close contact with the instep. The wide platform encourages balanced weight distribution and can reduce pressure on individual metatarsals. The diagonal side seams reduce satin creasing. This shoe's low profile and open throat line together with the elastic drawstring create a streamlined, snug fit.
Diagonal side seam - Reduces creasing
Elastic drawstring - Improved fit of the upper
Deep and wide platform - Gives increased stability and lateral support
Flexible shank at the arch - Emphasises the arch of the foot 'en pointe'
Heel cushion - Cups the heel and holds the shape
Thin outsole - Creates maximum stability
Comfortable and flat last - Improves weight distribution
Standard 'A' paste - Has resilience and is less affected by climatic conditions such as heat and humidity