Bloch introduces a new and exciting range of pointe shoes featuring ground breaking innovation in a category virtually unchanged in over 120 years! Bloch’s new S0173 Dramatica Stretch pointe shoe is the first pointe shoe that addresses the fact that a foot is shorter when pointed. The stretch fabric back that allows the shoe to hug the foot when on pointe so the shoe looks better and feels more secure. The outer sole sole is split to allow the fabric to stretch. With the latest in stretch materials and multiple patents, these features combine to allow ultimate articulation of the foot, and unparalleled connection between foot and shoe. One seamless, flawless line is now a reality. The Dramatica Stretch Pointe features: - Arch hugging technology and innovative stretch fabric for a ballet shoe feel with ultimate in articulation and support of a pointe shoe - Flat platform and high wings for immediate support and ease of balance - Arch hugging shape - Shock resistance - TMT™ paste for longer lasting moldable box - Leather grip at the heel to ensure perfect fit as the dancer rises from flat to en pointe - Protected by 2 additional Patents pending FITTING GUIDE: Begin with 2 to 3 sizes smaller than street shoe. note: XX = Medium Width; XXX = Wide Width.