Now that I have tried the Grishko Elite, I can understand why so many dancers like Grishko pointe shoes.
I find them to be very well made. The Fouette is another model in Grishko’s collection that is suitable for those with short toes and wider feet.
In my opinion the Fouette has a prettier aesthetic than the Elite. The Fouette with a medium shank is one of Grishko’s most popular models.
I am very tempted to try a hard Grishko shank just to see how hard they really are. Since the Fouette is a releve model, roll through might be a bit challenging.
One day soon, I need to contact Grishko and ask them why all their pointe shoe models show a nail in the middle of the insole.
Is there a reason the nail is left visible? Could it be that the nail can be removed to loosen the shank for more flexibility? Or will pulling the nail cause the shoe to fall apart?
I’m going to contact Grishko and let you know what they say……
*Grishko states that the nail cannot be removed. It holds the inner sole and shank together.