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Rubin U-Cut Demi Pointe Shoe

Rubin U-Cut Demi Pointe Shoe


RUBIN U-Cut – Demi-Pointe Shoes with Drawstring


For a brilliant transition from ballet slippers to pointe shoes, many pre-pointe teachers choose Rubin Demi-Pointes. More resilient than slippers – yet not supportive enough for pointework – Demi-Pointe shoes give developing ballerinas a chance to build strength and gradually discover the sensation of wearing a pointe shoe. The ultra-lightweight toe box provides the perfect introduction to the feel of a pointe box around the toes. The beautifully clean-edged toe platform helps dancers find their center for pointe alignment. The shank-free sole gives gentle resistance to strengthen the feet – especially if the dancer is accustomed to split-sole slippers – without the supportive thickness of a pointe shank. With a wide toe platform, Rubin is exquisite for feet with even-length to slightly tapered toes. Learn more about Demi-Pointe Shoes.


From us at The Pointe

  • The Pointe at Footlights highly recommend scheduling an appointment with our professional fitters today, for the dancer’s perfect and safest fit.

  • Each pair of pointe shoes purchased receive one free elastic; ribbon and all other shoe accessories are sold separately.

  • Many teachers use demi-pointe, also called pre-pointe, soft-block or shankless, shoes, for pre-pointe training. Demi-pointes have a shaped box like a pointe shoe, but no stiff shank in the sole. Wearing demi-pointes gives dancers a more gradual transition from ballet slippers to pointe shoes. Therefore, they are never intended to stand en pointe in.