The Elaine's upper is made in luxurious satin and has an elaborate looped strap design which crosses under the arch, holding the foot securely and comfortably in the shoe. Hidden quick-fit buckle allows for swift fastening and unfastening of ankle strap. The 7cm (2.75 inches) plume heel offers stability and is ideal for beginners. Flexible sole give greater ability to pointe and flex. Suede outsole perfect for spins, slides and turns on many floor types. Padded insole offers extra cushioning for extended dance sessions. Comfortable and absorbent microfibre lining.