Pointe shoe details
- Glue with natural strength for breathability, adaptability & fast dancing
- slightly rounded box for better positioning on the top
- generous, flat & stable platform with slightly rounded edges (NOT as sharp as with some other Sansha models)
- elongated box (slightly “tapered”), optically elongates the foot, also suitable for Greek feet
- Medium 3/4 sole (3/4 shank / insole) with heel padding
- long vamp
- elastic drawstrings
- Elegant, low stream-lined profile
- High wings
- Low sides
- ultra-soft edging & soft white cotton lining
- Rubber grille sewn on one side ex-works
- Noise-Reduction Pad (“Whisper Toe”)
The background of this model:
Sansha Paris bought KH Martin in 2006 and developed the Germania G03S on the original last of the legendary “EVA” pointe shoe. The adhesive (box) used is also based on EVA and contains natural strength that adapts to the foot extremely quickly when worn (similar to “English Paste”). Workmanship and materials look very high quality, Germania is a hand-sewn model.
How to choose the correct sized shoe?
If you aren’t able to come to try on the shoe then send us your foot measurements and we can find the correct sized dance shoe for you! Write to us on Facebook Messenger or by filling up the contact form.
Measuring your foot:
Stand on the piece of A4 paper (if possible, make these measurements in the evening). Stand straight and ask somebody to draw the contour of your foot, the pencil must be held under an angle of 90° (perpendicularly). Then make three measurements – the length of the foot (the length from the heel to the big toe of the feet), the circumference and the width of the feet must be taken through the most two prominent lateral points of the feet (as it is shown on the picture below).
How to be certain that you have chosen the correct sized pointe shoe?
Fitting is an important part of choosing pointe shoes. To ensure that the shoe fits the foot perfectly you should use some of the methods below.
- Make a plie – if the ankle-joint muscle is too strained, it means that the pointe shoes are small. During making plie you will feel the shoes toe part by your longest toe, the shoe should not press the toe.
- Stand en pointe and make sure the heel part of the shoe fits your foot snugly. In properly fitted pointe shoes, the rear part should not seem loose and take down easily.
- While standing en pointe turn the rear part of the shoe inside out and make sure that the insole does not extend beyond your heel contour (line), but is located just behind your heel.
- There is one more method for checking whether you have chosen the right pointe shoes. Look at your old pointe shoes and check that the platform is worn equally.