I have always wanted to watch a dancer on pointe wearing some of these exotic European pointe shoe brands. Sometimes, it isn’t enough to just see them in a photo listed for sale on the maker’s website.
Rumpf, a German dance supply company, has two models listed on their website. These are the only two they have carried in their inventory for many years. One shoe is called Maria and the other, Anna.
The Anna model has appeared (to me) as a very flat-looking low profile pointe shoe on the website. I was happy to come across these photos of the Rumpf Anna to get a better idea of the profile shape.
The Rumpf website, like many European pointe shoe companies, doesn’t go into great detail about the shoe’s design features. The Anna is described as a “medium” pointe shoe.
Rumpf has a huge inventory of other types of dance shoes as well. The good thing about the Anna and the Maria models is that they seem to be sticking around for a while.
* Update 4/ 2019- Rumpf has discontinued making pointe shoes. The exact date of that decision is unknown.