Brilliantly versatile, the Lumina pointe shoe by Russian Pointe features a wide and very stable toe platform for superb balance and a low crown for a streamlined profile. Lumina is perfect for dancers with even-length toes and shallow to slightly full feet. For the 'rectangular' foot (less tapered from the metatarsal area to the heel), Lumina has slightly more room in the heel. Pre-arched construction throughout the shoe mimics the shape of the foot on pointe, decreases pressure on the front of the foot for high arches, makes reaching full pointe easier for low arches, and minimizes break-in. Next-generation shanks provide flexibility and durability. Handcrafted in Russia in the grand tradition of pointe shoemaking.