Satin upper, leather sole. Bloch's Balance European mimics the natural contours of the foot and significantly improves injury prevention. The low profile improves weight distribution and reduces pressure on the metatarsals. The heel seam cushion reduces material creasing and maintains the perfect line of the foot when on pointe, and the insole shape conforms to the arch. A great shoe for the serious student or professional dancer. Made in Thailand. Original Bloch dance product. FITTING GUIDE: Begin with 2 to 3 sizes smaller than street shoe.