The Axis pointe shoe is made with unique TMT paste which is an advanced formula of heat activated paste. This enables the dancer to significantly accelerate the breaking in process by molding the box to the contours of the feet from the very first wear. The heat activated box enables the dancer to mold the shoes to the individual contours of the feet providing comfort and durability. The curved last closely mimics the natural contours of the foot so the shank/insole stays in close contact with the instep. The heat responsive TMT shank can be modified so the breakpoint can be tailored to the individual needs of the dancer.