Satin upper, leather sole. Cutting-edge shoe of last generation that uses a new combination of materials for a lasting life and a reliable dance experience. The F.R. Duval will not decompose, but will allow the dancer to experience an incredible sense of security. This style has an extra strong shank , a U-shaped vamp and a perfectly balanced box. Ideal for pointe shoe dancing and theatrical dance productions. Made in China. Original F.R, Duval dance product. FITTING GUIDE: Begin with one to two sizes larger than street size.