About F.R. Duval
FR 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 shoe should look 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, FR Duval pointe shoes are based on a completely new mixture of modern and traditional materials with
superior characteristics as compared to traditional pointe shoes and the ones that use only synthetic materials.
The materials used in FR Duval pointe shoes combine the best features of both worlds: A longer lasting sole as compared
to a traditional pointe shoe while also still providing a maximum of feel for dancers which is sometimes missing from artificial
materials used in other pointe shoe brands.