Lightweight and quiet with a sleek pleatless toe platform and non-slip leather sole, the Russian V-Cut Pointe Almaz (Russian for diamond) accommodates a variety of foot shapes and provides excellent stability. Best suited to the less-full foot with moderately tapered toes, Almaz features a low crown, medium toe platform, and fuller heel shape. Next-generation shanks provide flexibility and durability. Handcrafted in Russia in the grand tradition of pointe shoemaking. V-Cut does not come with a drawstring.