Elastic drawstring. Pre-arched shank mimics the shape of the foot ‘en pointe’. Streamlined moderately tapered box with a medium platform suits many foot shapes. Ideal for beginners. Toe cushion. Heel counter. Pointe shoes should be professionally fitted – only order if you are certain of your exact style, size and width of shoe. No refunds or exchanges will be given on pointe shoes for change of mind or incorrect size selection.