The Encore pointe shoe accommodates a moderately tapered toe structure and slightly opens at the wings to allow for width at the metatarsal. The Encore has a moderate taper so it is also supportive for dancers with a second toe longer than the rest. The model narrows slightly to the heel ensuring no gaps or excess fabric at the back. Its pre-arched construction throughout the shoe mimics the shape of the foot on pointe.
This model comes of the Spotlight collection by Russian Pointe, noted for its pre-arched technology and pliable shanks. Spotlight pointe shoes aim to highlight the arch, while simultaneously facilitate pointe work by minimizing break-in.
Best fit: "Greek" feet with wider metatarsals
Vamp options: 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.