F.R. Duval Pointe shoes - Soft Shank
FR Duval pointe shoes are the end result of 30 years of pointe shoe making tradition & experience and the input of hundreds of professional dancers on how a modern ballet shoe should look and feel like.
FR Duval pointe shoes are based on a completely new mixture of modern and traditional materials with superior characteristics as compared to traditional pointe shoes and the ones that use only synthetic materials.
The materials used in FR Duval pointe shoes combine the best features of both worlds: A longer lasting sole as compared to a traditional pointe shoe while also still providing a maximum of feel for dancers which is sometimes missing from artificial materials used in other pointe shoe brands.
3/4 Shank. Polymer box construction providing easy roll through, optimal balance on pointe and quiet box with shock absorbing platform.
Microfibre lining with foam padding in box.
Shanks are available as follows:
Soft shank category:
SOFT - Soft shank, with easy roll through demi-pointe
FLEX - Soft shank, with firmer support in the arch
Medium shank category:
SUPPLE - Medium shank, with easy roll through demi-pointe
REGULAR - Medium shank, with firmer support in the arch
FIRM - A little harder than supple, with easy roll through demi-pointe
Strong shank category:
STRONG - Strong shank, with firmer support in the arch
X-FIRM - Strong shank, with easy roll through demi-pointe
X-STRONG - Extra strong shank, with firmer support in the arch