Capezio Ava Pointe Shoes Capezio Ava pointe shoes have a broad, feathered toe box and a combination, full 2.5" leather board and red board shank that offers flexibility to the arch. Features a high and wide platform for much needed balance at the barre. Removable medical grade gel cushion is placed on the internal edge of the platform for added comfort. Ideal for a broad (Roman) foot. Pro Tip: When attaching Bunheads® ribbons and elastics to pointe shoes that have rose colored lining, a medium needle with a small eye works best. Call our local Dancewear Inc store if you need a profession fitting.