I would like to personally thank Wilhelm Schachtner for providing this detailed break in information for the beautiful Schachtner brand pointe shoes.
.) Information’s about Schachtner Pointe Shoes:
Base on the unique manufacturing process Schachtner pointe shoes are extremely long-lasting and at the same time one of the lightweightest pointe shoes you can buy.
All Schachtner pointe shoes are 100% handmade in vienna-austria.
You can chose between 3 different styles of pointe shoes.
Style ‘Barbara’ is suitable for a rather narrow foot. It has a smaller forefoot and a smaller platform. Nevertheless it gives you reliable support and provides a maximum of balance en pointe.
Style ‘Sophie’ is styled for a normal foot. The toe box provides a maximum of comfort and support. This pointe shoe has a broader and higher platform style than style ‘Barbara’. En pointe it will provide advanced stability but at the same time it do not reduce the flexibility of the dancers performance.
And last, but not least –
Style ‘Laura’ is for dancers who prefer maximum stability en pointe. The slightly wider toe box (than style ‘Sophie’) and the extended platform are offering the optimum of support for balance and stability.
All Schachtner pointe shoes can be ordered in 3 different shank styles:
Style ‘E’ – very soft shank, mostly for beginners or for training
Style ‘S’ – standard shank
Style ‘H’ – hard shank
And finally, All Schachtner pointe shoes can be ordered in salmon pink and white.
.) Informations about measuring and fitting:
The easiest way for you to order the right model and size of your Schachtner Pointe Shoe is to send us a footprint attached to your order. On your footprint please draw a line between the big toe and the heel and mark the length in centimeters beside the line.
This will ensure that, if we get the footprint by email or by fax and after printing it, our copy is the same size like the origninal footprint.
Also please write down the circuit of your ball on the footprint.
This will give us all informations to recommend you the right model and the right size for your foot.