Apogee is a premium, hand-made pointe shoe, hand crafted on a classical last. A durable, unbreakable non-plastic shank minimizes break in and prolongs the lifespan of the shoe making it perfect for dancers of any level, including professionals. The reinforced, machine-stitched non-slip sole is made of recycled leather. Long wings and pre-arched construction provide excellent balance, support, stability and greater contact with the floor. Lightweight with exclusive noise absorption technology in the platform and pleats due to the innovative direct stitching method, Apogee is recommended for dancers with a medium to high arch.