The Bloch European Balance Pointe shoe has all the advantages of making the dancer feel like they can stand ‘en pointe’ all day because the curved last. The shank will remain in close contact with the instep improving injury protection. The box is tapered with less internal space for the toes which creates a snug and secure fit. The exterior of the shoe has a more streamlined appearance without losing the width of the platform. The generous platform encourages balanced weight distribution and can reduce pressure on individual metatarsals. The European Balance has a diagonal side seam which reduces satin creasing. The low profile of the shoe, open throat line of the vamp shape, and the elastic drawstring, creates a streamlined, snug fit.