Principal Diamonds The ultimate pointe shoes. Although I liked my Bloch's, I had two pairs of these babies and never has a shoe treated me so well. First of all, they are Canadian, designed by a principal dancer AND a doctor. Nice high vamp (unlike the blochs), gradual 3/4 shank. Plus they give you and awesome arch and are a pretty pink (I hate how fleshy and pale Bloch's are). Only complaint is, the heel is a little low.
A dancer-model ribbons up at the photo shoot for Bloch's Spring 2014 catalogue