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Nikolay

0546N Tamara Pointe Shoe - Hard Shank

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Nikolay Grishko 0546N Tamara Pointe Shoe - Hard Shank

Introducing the Tamara Pointe Shoe! Inspired by love, perfected by design, and crafted by Nikolay Grishko’s world-renowned factories. This latest pointe shoe innovation pays tribute to Mr. Grishko’s adored wife of 40 years, Tamara Grishko, designed for dancers aiming to highlight their arches and achieve impeccable balance.

Nikolay’s Tamara Pointe Shoe features a shank that offers pliable yet consistent support, the shank forms perfectly to any dancer’s arch. The improved shank is 5mm shorter than the Maya Pointe Shoe and provides a perfect fit. The sides have also been lowered 5mm from the Maya, the improved design offers a smooth appearance even en-pointe, provided by the heel counter which securely hugs the heel, and a more streamlined fit. This shoe also features an elasticated binding that provides a snug, secure fit.

Nikolay’s incredibly soft microfiber lining adds additional comfort and prevents the shoe from sliding off the foot. The use of Nikolay’s Miracle glue in the box and wings offers extreme flexibility and allows these parts to be easily adapted by hand. This innovative paste works equally well in cold, warm, and humid climates.

Built on the Fouetté Last the Tamara is designed for compressible feet and features a higher crown, medium platform, forced V-vamp, shank reinforcement through the center of the insole, and an easy roll-through.

What’s New in Tamara? – Improvements from Maya I

Upper Design:
- The Fouette last is tilted forward so Nikolay’s created A new reinforced vamp prevents spillage forward (on flexible feet)
- Double satin heel offers smooth look, stable and snug fit
- Outcome: Sleek and streamlined fit, improved agility, and poise


Binding Upgrade:
- Transitioned from elastic drawstring to Elasticated Binding for a clean, snug finish


Side Adjustments:
- Lowered by 5mm from Maya I specifications for a sleek appearance, accentuating the arch


Shank Makeover:
- 5mm shorter for a closer arch fit, making the shanks true 2/3 length
- Enhanced flexibility with robust arch support
- Shanks are made from leatherboard and other materials that will be longer-lasting
- Added arch support will prevent the shoe from breaking low


Insole Upgrades:
- Transitioned to a microfiber insole to help with foot sliding in the shoe


Box Innovations:
- Employed improved, thermoplastic Miracle paste
- Redesigned wings for superior fit and durability by adding an additional layer for the wings


Quality Assurance:
Nikolay has addressed and rectified previous design concerns from the Maya I model, ensuring premium quality with each Tamara shoe. This is the first model of Pointe shoes where a shoe constructor and pointe shoe technologists worked together to create a masterpiece.

Conclusion: The Tamara Pointe Shoe is a fusion of professional contemporary design, unparalleled quality, and functionality, tailored for every dancer, from novices to professionals. This model is built for compressible strong feet that are tapered or taper when squeezed.

- Elasticated binding
- Easy roll-through
- Pliable shank
- Low-cut sides and heel (5mm lower than the Maya I)
- Double satin upper
- Reinforced wings
- Miracle paste
- Higher Crown
- Forced V-vamp
- Shank reinforcement through the center of the insole

Platform: Medium (Tilted)
Vamp: V-cut
Sole: Machine-stitched
Wings: Reinforced with additional paste layer
Shank: Hard, Hard shank provides optimal flexibility and durability. Shank should feel a little stronger than StreamPointe H.

Please schedule a fitting in our store to determine which style and size are right for you!

Ribbon and elastic are sold separately.