Comfortable professional ballet shoes

Russian Class brand represent you best pointe shoes on a market for novice and professional dancers.

Each pointe pair is handmade and will be designed just for you!

Perfect as a first pointe

"Rubin" - first pointe shoes are great for first steps in classical dancing. They have a soft "box", which does not injure the toes, as well as "super" soft footbed for non-trained foot.

Excellent quality

From comments: "My pointe still last about three months and look great the whole time, they are very flattering and make your foot look sleek and narrow, some other shoes are very pale in color, but the r-class pointe is still pink!"

Light weight and quiet

Our ballet shoes designed for professional dancers, that's why they are lightweight and quiet, with a pleatless toe platform, non-slip leather sole and excellent stability.

First pointe Rubin

Great for first steps in classical dancing

Have a soft "box", which does not injure the toes, as well as "super" soft footbed for non-trained foot


Lumina ballet shoes

Designed for professional and novice performers

Wide toe provides good balance along with the sweeping profile for graceful performance


Rubin ballet shoes

Light weight ballet shoes

Extra room inside and a broad widthrange allow to dance with or without toe pads


Fitting Pointe Shoes

Ballet shoes parts
  1. Box
  2. Wings
  3. Pleats
  4. Outer sole
  5. Back seam
  6. Waist seam
  7. Heel section
  8. Vamp
  9. Platform
Ballet shoes parts. Image 1

Ballet pointe parts. Image 2
  1. Model
  2. Width
  3. Size
  4. Vamp

Ballet pointe shoe parts. Image 3
  1. Drawstring
  2. Insole
  3. Shank
  4. Outer Sole
Choosing a Size

The size determines the length of the shoe. Use the Size table for approximate choosing the dancer's pointe shoe size. As a rule, a ballet shoes is longer than the dancer's usual shoe by one size.

Size table of the ballet shoes
Choosing a Width

Examine the width standing on a flat and on the pointes. Choose the width that hugs the foot snugly without pain. Any gapping or excess fabric indicates the need for a narrower width or smaller size.

Keep in mind that the shoes will stretch slightly during dancing, and the box will mimic the foot shape because of using of the special natural glue.

Choosing a Vamp

Each model is available in three vamps. The preferred vamp may be chosen without affecting any other feature or measurement of the shoe. The precise length of a short, medium, or long vamp increases or decreases proportionally with the shoe size.

A correctly chosen vamp provides support without restricting movement. If the vamp is too low, the toes show, which is unattractive, uncomfortable and compromises support. If the vamp is too high, it cuts into the foot, often painfully, and movement is restricted especially during the roll-through.

V1 - Short Vamp Recommended for the dancers with short toes or bunion problems

V2 - Medium Vamp Recommended for the dancers with a medium toe length

V3 - Long Vamp Recommended for the dancers with long toes and/or high arches

If possible, examine the dancer's old pair of pointe shoes. If the shoes had been properly selected in all features to match the dancer's foot shape and technical needs, the platform would be evenly worn.

The dancer is rolling over, so the platform is worn mostly at the front. Suggestions: harder shank, higher vamp

An evenly worn platform indicates correct placement on the pointe.

The dancer is not completely getting onto pointe, so the platform is worn mostly at the back. Suggestions: softer shank, lower vamp.

Choosing a Shank

What is the best shank choice for beginners?

There is no definitive answer to this question. When fitting all dancers, including beginners, Pointe suggests focusing first on selecting the properly fitting toe platform, size, width, and vamp, and then on choosing the shank. Many professional instructors favour lighter shanks for the beginners. Lighter shanks allow the beginners to experience a roll-through and to develop foot strength without over-reliance on the shoe as a prop.

All dancers should learn that pointe shoes are meant to provide support, but that strength in the feet must be developed from the beginning if proper technique is to be achieved. Even in the first year, however, different dancers have different needs. For example, a dancer with very strong, high arches may require a stronger shank, like a beginner, than a dancer with flatter arches.

Ultimately, shank choice for the beginners is the same as for more advanced dancers: choose the shank that matches the best the dancer's needs. The right shank strength provides adequate support while allowing proper placement on full pointe and the desired level of flexibility for a roll-through.

R-CLASS shanks are divided into 2 types: shanks for the classical technique of springing onto pointe and shanks for rolling through demi-pointe.
Index F - means "Demi-Pointe" - Flexible

Rubin shanks

Shanks are made of 100% natural materials, they demonstrate extreme pliability and flexibility, unmatched durability and long lasting.

FS – Flexible Soft (Roll through Demi-Pointe)
FM – Flexible Medium (Roll through Demi-Pointe)
H – Hard (Springing onto pointe) – Standard shank

Lumina shanks

S – Soft
S – Medium
H – Hard
FS – Flexible Soft (Roll through Demi-Pointe)
FM – Flexible Medium (Roll through Demi-Pointe)
H – Hard (Springing onto pointe) – Standard shank


Ballet Shoes Pointe appreciate for your reviews and comments and glad to share it on this section



"At the barre, the shoes were fabulous. I really had no trouble at all working my feet in them, no Achilles tendonitis, and I had PERFECT balance on them. In one of my first retires on the new shoes, I held my longest retire balance en pointe EVER. I swear I could have stood there all day if I didn't have to move on to the next combination."

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Sereira Ley


"I had rubins too and i love them!!! I use to use capzio tendu II but I doesn't liked them i prefer my russians they are more comfortable you know almost for me by the way your were doing it good in this pointe shoes!"

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"So, these are my new Luminas. The Bloch Dramaticas were too wide and way too soft. The nail came out of the right shoe in class Saturday, so I got new shoes. I got a better fitter, and I love these shoes. They are pretty close to my old Dolces"

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"Love the way the very old looks on you. Isn't that how it always goes? You get them broken in perfectly and then you have to get new ones. Sigh."

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"I to have russian rubins and they are fine all you need is cotten and tape plus gels . i love them!"

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Madisyn Yoo


"I love these shoes and this brand :) so much better than Grishkos!!"

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