F.R. Duval® pointe shoes are the end result of 30 years of pointe shoe making tradition & experience
and the input of hundreds of professional dancers on how a modern ballet shoes should perform and feel like.
Invented by Franck RAOUL-DUVAL, who changed the dance world in 1982
with the release of the world’s first split sole ballet shoe.
F.R. Duval® pointe shoes are based on a completely new mixture of modern
and traditional materials with superior characteristics.
The materials used in F.R. Duval® pointe shoes combine the best features of both worlds:
A longer lasting sole as compared to a traditional pointe shoes while also still providing a maximum of feel
for dancers from artificial materials used in other pointe shoes brands.