Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pointe Shoe Diagram


1) platform or tip
2) edge of pleats or feathers
3) outer sole
4) waist seam
5) quarter or heel section
6) vamp-the top of the box that covers the toes
7) pleats or feathers-area underneath the box
8) wings or supports
9) shank or narrow supporting spine, which is attached to the back of the insole
10) stiffened box or block made of layers of glue and fabric and surrounding the toes and ball of the foot
11) drawstring knot
12) drawstring casing-bias tape stitched around the edge of the shoe containing the drawstring
13) insole
14) back seam, which divides the quarters

Diagram and information from The Pointe Book

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