Josephine fits herself for pointe shoes!
When Josephine was dancing, it was very difficult for her to dance en pointe, because her feet are so narrow and compressive that she would just sink in every shoe. UNTIL she was finally fit into the Nikolay (Grishko at the time) 2007. At the time, it was the only shoe of its kind. It is a very narrow and tapered shoe, helping Josephine to stay lifted inside her shoes.
Since then, many other shoes have come out that are similar to the 2007. However, more recently Nikolay came out with a shoe that is a bit different and has its own set of amazing characteristics!
Nikolay's StreamPointe is one of their newest shoes and is much more generous in the box, providing more space in the bunion area of the foot. This shoe was designed for the modern foot, being made on a more flat and wide last.
The StreamPointe is also made with a different type of glue, making it more malleable and easier to roll through.
Additionally, the fabric on the sides of the StreamPointe is cut down a little lower, creating a more flattering line. It has an elastic casing in place of the drawstring, and though this can sometimes cause bagging in the heel of a shoe, that is not the case with the StreamPointe and it hugs the foot beautifully!
Overall, this shoe is very StreamLined ;-)
I’ve been in DreamPointe 2007 for years now and it’s the only shank that holds up well for me because of my low arches. All traditional shanks I tried would start breaking low and causing knuckling because even if I 3/4 the shank there is still a lot of pressure behind the demi just because of my foot type. Currently a bit concerned about getting more shoes in the future due to sanctions and seeing that they are back ordered 10 weeks and they are not keeping them in stock on the Nikolay website either. Not even sure if they can get them out of Russia to Prague right now tbh. Does any other brand make a shoe that is similar, especially having a similar shank that is resilient enough to hold up well for someone like me?