Russian Pointe Sapfir U-Cut Drawstring Pointe Shoes - Flexible Soft Shank
Part of Russian Pointe's Jewels Collection, the brilliance of the Russian Pointe Sapfir (Russian for "sapphire") pointe shoes will never go dim!
Lightweight and quiet with a sleek pleatless toe platform, non-slip leather sole and excellent stability, the Sapfir pointe shoes are best suited to a slender foot with moderately tapered toes.
Sapfir features a medium toe platform, low crown and sleek heel shape for the foot with less taper from metatarsal area to heel.
Pre-arched construction throughout the shoe mimics the shape of the foot on pointe. Next-generation shanks provide flexibility and durability.
Russian Pointe Sapfir pointe shoes are highly customizable to ensure a perfect fit:
Size - available in sizes 34.5-44 (U.S. 5.5-12).
Width - available in 5 different widths, W2-W6. W3 is the Medium width. Please note W6 is available in sizes 36-44 only.
Vamp - Sapfir is available in Vamp 2 only, which is for dancers with medium length toes and is the most common.
Drawstring Option - this option is the U-Cut style (SD) which is made with a drawstring.
I have tried many brands and models. These are my love! I have very thin low volume compressible Greek feet. Finding the correct fit has been a pain since I started dancing again about two years ago. Everything would seemed correct but once I got en pointe my feet would sink. I ended up with broken toe nails. My feet do not sink in the Sapfir. I can really articulate my feet. En pointe, no problem. Sapfir is recommended for narrow feet but works for my not narrow compressible feet. Sapfir is light weight, strong box with wings high enough for my big toe joints, and the different shanks are a big plus. I don't like hard shanks. I broke down the flexible soft within 30 minutes (gained Covid weight). Bought a second pair in the flexible medium. Dance supplies is the only site I can find my width, either 1 or 2. So happy :-)
The shoes were just as expected and arrived quickly.