One of the reasons for the popularity of Freed Pointe shoes is their flexibility in manufacturing. In addition to standard stock shoes, Freed offer an infinite number of variations. Shoes can be ordered by maker or to the exact specifications of the individual dancer. We regret that we are unable to exchange Freed special order shoes so please ensure when ordering you are certain the variations requested are suitable.
If shoes need to be made for a customer then the approximate timescale can be found on the Makers page. This depends on how busy the requested maker is so please place orders well in advance of your likely requirement. We will always confirm the approximate timescale at time of order. If you have any questions on Freed variations then e-mail us.
Vamp, side and back measurements can be specified in 1/8 of an inch increments. The following chart gives standard stock measurements for all sizes. Decide how much you want the particular measurement changed by and amend the stock measurement shown below. If you are unsure, please ask for advice.
Further variations can be specified as follows:
Width- USA, M (No X's) , X, XX and XXX
Block - Stock, Long and Short
Block Sides - Stock, Light Wing, Heavy Wing, High Wing, Wing Block,
Block Option - Extra Piece over Toe, Hessian Piece over Toe
Colour - Pink, Black, White and Red
Vamp Deep (Stock), Regular (Short), Specified (See above)
Vamp Options - Round cut, V-cut, Narrow Throat (U shape), Wide Throat (Square Cut)
Side and Back Measurements - Stock, Specified (See above)
Drawstrings - Cotton (Stock), Elastic
Pleats - Stock, Long, Short
Insole - Philips, 1.8mm, 2.5mm, Gray, Leather, Combined, Forteflex, Forteflex Plus
Insole Options - Full (stock), 3/4, cut distance from back , No seat tacks, No sock lining, Suede sock lining