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Maker Timescales

Maker System Freed Classic pointe shoes are unique in having a small stamp on the sole under the size indicating the individual who made it. The following list gives current makers and the characteristics of their shoes. Many dancers are not particular about the maker so we can then normally supply immediately from stock but if you need a specific maker and/or variations then it will need to be made. If your maker is no longer available or you wish to try a alternative then use this list as a guide. Please bear in mind that makers with the same characteristics can still vary from one another so be prepared to experiment a little to find the perfect shoe.

Please note that if your existing maker is not listed or does not have any characteristics then they are likely to be a new maker yet to develop a style or may have retired. Contact us if you are unsure or require info on a maker not listed. Freed Studios are by nature identical so they do not have a maker stamp and cannot be ordered with any variations.

Making Times: We currently estimate around 6 to 8 weeks before we are able to despatch new orders for most makers. This will be confirmed at the time of order and the customer given the option to continue or cancel should the timescale be longer than expected. Timescales can at times be extended should a maker be ill or have a heavy workload.



Current Makers

Symbol

Maker Name
Platform Shape
Block Strength
 
A maker
A
Medium
Medium
 
Anchor
Square
Strong
 
B Maker
B
Square
Strong
 
Bell
Medium
Medium
 
Butterfly
Square
Medium
 
Club
Medium
Medium
 
Crown
Wide
Medium
 
D
Tapered
Light
 
F
Tapered
Medium
 
Fish
Square
Medium
 
Heart
Square
Medium
 
L Maker
L
Medium
Medium
 
Maltese Cross
Square
Strong
 
N
Square
Medium
 
Neptune
Square
Medium
 
O Maker
O
Wide
Strong
 
Q
Square
Strong
 
Star
Square
Medium
 
T
Medium
Light
 
Triangle
Medium
Strong
 
V Maker
V
Medium
Medium
 
Wine Glass
Square
Medium
 
Y
Tapered
Light
 
Z
Square
Medium