Pointe Shoes

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Spotlight

Suffolk

Spotlight

Hand lasted pointe shoe with U-vamp and stable platform
£46.50
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Dramatica

Bloch

Dramatica S0173

Stretch satin split sole pointe shoe
£54.95
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Sonata

Bloch

Sonata S0130L

Wide platform pointe shoe with unattached upper shank
£38.30
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Aspiration

Bloch

Aspiration S0105L

Strong pointe shoe with high vamp
£32.75
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Balance

Bloch

Balance S0160L

European pointe shoe with integral gel pad
£38.30
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Amelie soft

Bloch

Amelie soft S0102

Introductory pointe shoe
£35.35
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Axis

Bloch

Axis S0190L

Pointe shoe featuring patented thermoMorph technology
£42.45
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Pointe shoes came into existence as the answer to audience desires for dancers to appear weightless when performing.


The name derives from the shoes evolution which allows dancers to perform "en pointe". French for "on the tips of toes".

Pointe shoe brands commonly create shoes in more than one model to accommodate differing foot shapes and sizes. Dancers have unique feet variations that include toe length/shape, the flexibility of their arch, and the foot's mechanical strength.

Despite the slight variations, all pointe shoes will have two important and common structural features which allow dancers to perform on their tip toes.

The first thing that all shoes of this style will have is a box. This is found at the front end of the shoe and supports the dancer's toes by enclosing them.

The second common structure is a shank - a piece of rigid material which acts as support for the arch of the foot which is pointed. It achieves this by providing stiffness in the sole of the shoe.

The internal workings of the pointe shoe are hidden by fabric to provide a more aesthetic look during a performance.

Browse our wide range of pointe shoes and find the perfect pair for you. Should you have any questions about our amazing value range, please contact us for assistance.