Dance Direct was founded by ex-professional ballet dancers so our business is built upon dance expertise therefore we understand it is essential to find the right style and shape of pointe shoe to suit your individual requirements. With a collection from world-class brands such as Bloch, Capezio and Sansha we have pointe shoe designs to suit beginners and professionals alike in a variety of sizes, widths and shapes. We cater for narrow to wide foot fittings and offer a range of shank strengths and vamp shapes. To achieve a comfortable and functional pointe shoe it is important to consider your ankle strength and the arch of your foot as the strength and flexibility of your feet will decide the box type and shank strength that is right for you. The vamp shape will determine the level of coverage on the top of your foot. Considering all of these aspects of your pointe shoe will help create a secure-fitting pointe shoe tailored to your dancing prerequisites. Beginner ballerinas new to pointe technique can take advantage of our range of demi-pointe shoes with soft blocks for safe and comfortable transitioning.