Lightweight and quiet with a sleek pleatless toe platform, non-slip leather sole and excellent stability, the Russian Pointe Sapfir (Russian for sapphire) is best suited to the less-full foot with moderately tapered toes. Sapfir features a medium toe platform, low crown, and fuller heel shape for the foot with less taper from metatarsal area to heel. Pre-arched construction mimics the shape of the foot on pointe, enhances the beauty of the arch, decreases pressure on the front of the foot for high arches, and minimizes break-in. Next-generation shanks provide flexibility and durability. Handcrafted in Russia in the grand tradition of pointe shoemaking.