F.R. Duval® Story
F.R. Duval® Pointe Shoes are the end result of 40 years of pointe shoe making tradition & experience and the input of hundreds of professional dancers on how a modern pointe 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 shoes.
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 shoes making traditional: 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.
HAND-MADE with PASSION
Designed in Paris by Franck RAOUL-DUVAL
Customised in Hungary for European Ballet Companies, by highly qualified pointe shoes makers
Artisanal production output for maximum attention
Well proportioned and narrow streamlined last, slightly leaner than a conventional
Made with innovative materials (Shoes should not traditionally soften as is the customary with conventional pointe shoes.)
Extended lifespan, 3 times longer life than traditionally made pointes shoes
Fit and ready to wear! (Dancers should be professionally fitted for their first pair of pointe shoes.)
…………. Any vamp, sides, heel measurement
…………. Any colour
…………. Any pre-fitted / sewn accessories (Suede Cap, Ribbon, Invisible Elastic)
…………. VEGAN version