The Serenade is designed with extra support to control the foot laterally, offering a narrow, snug fit at the heel.
The design of the shank under the metatarsal assists in holding the foot back in the shoe. Consequently the foot is well supported.
The platform is an oblong shape with less height in the box, which helps to give lateral support when 'en pointe'. The wide platform of the Serenade can help support a dancer that is inclined to sickle or fall off pointe sideways.