There are many people the world over that admire the craftsmanship of Italian shoes. Italy dominates the world of high fashion designer footwear. Some people actually travel to Italy once a year to attend fashion shows and purchase Italian-made shoes.
As far as cobblers pride and striving for quality first, Italian-made footwear products are at the top of the list; that includes pointe shoes. Speaking of Italian brands, we can now add a model by Antares of Italy to our list!
The Antares Dance Line Company
The Antares Company has its headquarters in Monza, Italy, not far from the border of Switzerland. They own and operate an ultra-trendy dance shop and have been in business since the 1980’s . Antares has a wide selection of professional dance shoes, costumes and accessories. Their shoe designs are beautiful; especially the metallic embellished styles in their VIP Collection.
After making an inquiry about their pointe model through their Facebook page, they were gracious enough to respond to me.
According to Andrea Antares, the model is manufactured by them in Italy.
It can be custom designed for either a beginner or a professional.
The model featured here appears to have high sides, a u-shaped vamp, a low profile and a wide, but narrow platform. It has beautiful aesthetics.
A Real Passion For Dance
One of the first things I noticed about this company is that you can feel their high energy and passion for all things dance. You can see it in the company photos. You can feel it through the decor of their shop in Monza.
This Italian shoe-business listing site has wonderful photos of the Antares shop, some products and company members; Negozi de Scarpa Italy.
You can learn more about their dance products by visiting their official website, Scarpeantares.it. Click on Scarpe Donna, then go to Classica under the Non Solo Latina category to see the pointe shoe and ballet slipper.
Visiting the Antares Dance Line page on Facebook gives you a great idea of the exciting apparel they offer the dance world.
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