Bloch SO102 Amelie Soft Pointe Shoe is an introductory pointe shoe designed for dancers new to pointe work. It has a softer insole to allow the foot to work more easily in the shoe. The shank is graded to allow the dancer to roll onto pointe with ease and the wide platform helps to stabilize the foot and ankle while en pointe. The gently curved sides of the box encourage the foot into correct alignment, while flattering the line of the leg and ankle. Pointe shoe ribbons and elastics are sold separately.