The only Russian Pointe model which is not pre-arched. This is good for dancers who have a flatter foot or lower breaking arch as often a pre-arched model can force their foot in an uncomfortable way. The Almaz is slightly tapered and has a narrow heel.
This model comes of the Jewels collection by Russian Pointe.
Best fit: slightly tapered feet that feel uncomfortable in pre-arched shoes
Vamp shape: V-cut without drawstring or U-cut with elastic drawstring
Materials: light salmon satin upper, cotton lining, hand-glued, natural leather machine-stitched sole
Shanks: Standard (S, M, H): give firmer support behind the toes, for the feet which need maximum support for higher-impact movements such as springing to pointe or repeated relevés and turns.
Flexible (FS, FM, FH): Russian Pointe’s unique cutout design of the stiffer layer behind the toes, these shanks allow more flexibility through demi-pointe.