Pointe shoes perform a remarkable job — enduring tremendous forces and repeated strains, all the while appearing as dainty and delicate as the ballerina herself. Gaynor Minden retains the classic beauty of lustrous pink satin and elegant tapered lines, but with a completely modernized interior to meet the needs of today’s athletic dancers. They are made with expert American hand-craftsmanship, the most up-to-date athletic materials, and first-hand knowledge of ballet. The designer and almost the entire team are former dancers.
Specify your model, length, width, box, shank, vamp, heel, for a precise, professional fit — it’s the custom pointe shoe you don’t have to special order.
Handmade in the U.S.A.
Not sure of your Gaynor Minden pointe shoe, let ud help you:
1. Select your Model
The model you select should reflect the general shape of your foot from the metatarsal to the heel.
2. Select your Length
Gaynor Mindens usually fit one to one and a half sizes longer than your U.S. street shoe size. Please note not every length is available in every model.
3. Select your Width
Width fits the metatarsal and mid-foot area. Please note not every width is available in every model.
4. Select your Box
The box fits the toe and metatarsal area. Please note not every box is available in every combination.
5. Select your Shank
Gaynor Minden shanks do not break in or soften, and all are equally durable and long-lasting. Make sure your new shoe is pliable enough to allow you to achieve a high demi-pointe easily.
6. Select your Vamp & Heel
The Deep vamp is 1/4" (0.6 cm) longer than the Low vamp (previously our Regular vamp).
Dancers who wear a Gaynor Minden size 7 or shorter often prefer a Low vamp. Sizes 7.5 or longer tend to prefer Deep vamps.
The High heel is 3/8" (1 cm) longer than the Low heel (previously our Regular heel).
Dancers who wear a Gaynor Minden size 7 or shorter often prefer a Low heel. Sizes 7.5 or longer tend to prefer High heels. The Low heel minimizes excess fabric when en pointe.