The first pointe shoe model specifically designed for men, named "Rudolf" (after Nureyev). This unique pointe shoe model deals with the male feet, which are typically wider at the ball, instep and heel. Yet, the heights of the ankle bones, instep and toes can be shorter. Men's feet are also typically less flexible, and they often support more weight. The ''Rudolf'' takes this into account, with a roomy box, medium-high vamp, a wide platform and medium profile. The shanks, made of plastic, are designed to support longer, less flexible feet, with options for medium, hard or super-hard strengths. Indicated for men ballet training so as to make their feet even more strong.