Bloch’s European Balance pointe shoe mimics the natural contours of the foot and significantly improves injury prevention. The low profile improves weight distribution and reduces pressure on the metatarsals. The heel seam cushion reduces material creasing and maintains the perfect line of the foot when on pointe, and the insole shape conforms to the arch. A great shoe for the serious student or professional dancer. Elastic and ribbons not included. Shank: Medium Imported.