I have to say that having recently come out of the ABT Spring Season and watching the simply amazing footwork of David Hallberg, it was nothing short of glaring to see Eagling's pirouettes done on a very very low demi point. I sort of assumed Hallberg is blessed with a naturally high instep that most men don't possess - lucky for us in the audience that love to watch him.
Well not that this negates your greater point, but Hallberg *does* indeed have extraordinary feet.
So many male dancers (especially historically, but still true I think today) do not have feet that are nearly as good as their female counterparts.
Hallberg has feet most female dancers can envy.