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GAYNOR MINDEN

3/4" Elastic

Style No: GME
OUR PRICE: $3.45
4.5 stars ( 32 ) down arrow to reveal review stats

The essential Gaynor Minden Elastic! Bundle includes 15" of firm elastic that measures ¾" wide.

Size: 15" long.

Content:
100% Elastic

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  • Ballet Parent   05/09/2022
    Apex,NC

    4 star rating

    GREAT, BUT NOT LONG ENOUGH

    This is a great strong elastic for those who need shoes on really tight, such as high arched flexible feet and disappearing heel. HOWEVER, if you're in this catagory, you most likely criss cross your elastic and one package is not enough! Almost every other brand has enough elastic for criss cross. Even the Gaynor Minden Elaaastic has 4-8" strips that are long enough to criss cross. They really need to make these longer (2-16" strips or one 32" strip) so we don't waste money and elastic by having to buy two packages.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • cc   12/08/2021

    5 star rating

    BEST ELASTIC FOR POINTE

    This is the most popular elastic in my dance school. I prefer it and recommend it for my students since it's strong and has more hold than others, plus is a pretty shade of ballet pink that matches most of the pale peachier colored shoes. It also blends in well with our tights (generally revolution or weissman's ballet pink). It's very affordable too which we like. There's the perfect amount for looping around the ankle, but if you want to do criss-cross you'll need 2 packs.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Yan   10/19/2021
    Garner,NC

    5 star rating

    COMFORTABLE

    It is comfortable and durable.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: Runs very large     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   04/14/2021

    5 star rating

    FAVORITE ELASTIC

    This is my daughter's favorite elastic. Lasts a long time, holds its shape, and gets the job done.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Lilly   04/13/2020
    Marysville,WA

    5 star rating

    LOVE, ISN'T WIMPY

    I LOVE this Gaynor Minden elastic! I've tried several other brands, but this is far superior to all of them! It is quite thick without too much stretch, but still enough to be highly effective as an elastic. I like this because the shoes I'm in currently (I desperately need a new fitting) like to come completely off my arch en pointe. The other elastics I've tried were literally too wimpy to keep the shoe securely on my foot unless I sewed them so tight they significantly reduced my blood circulation, which I already have Problems with to the extend of losing it to the point of fainting. I really needed a strong elastic that wouldn't let my shoe come off my foot, but was also strong enough to keep the shoe put without sewing it overly tightly. Gaynor Minden elastic is perfect! I highly recommend as the color blends fairly well, it is very strong, and it gives the perfect amount of stretch! I will warn you, though, there is not enough elastic to do a cross on 2 shoes in 1 pack. I prefer one loop around my ankle and a small strip across the middle, which it has enough for, but when I was experimenting with the cross method it was too short for one pack. I don't have narrow feet, in a 2x pointe shoe width, but that feels rather average as well, but there may be enough for criss crosses in a narrower foot with a lower profile. Hopefully that helps in the amount you'll need to buy! Highly highly recommend!

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Nan   03/02/2020
    North Andover,MA

    2 star rating

    TOO SHORT!

    The elastic needs to be at least an inch longer to sew onto a pair of pointe shoes. My daughter has small feet so I don't know how this works for most people. Our local dance shop gives us a 20" piece of elastic for each pair of pointe shoes.

    Fit: Runs very small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Ballet Ninja   06/20/2017

    5 star rating

    I got these elastics with my Gaynor Minden pointe shoes and the were amazing! They held up surprisingly longer than all the others I've tried. Then when I switched to Bloch shoes, the matched the color as well! They are amazing elastics and are an awesome price!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • ballet dancer   02/03/2017
    Hermosa Beach,CA

    5 star rating

    These ribbons are great. They are the perfect color (always a concern). I wear them with Grishko shoes and Gaynor Minden TLC ribbon. I gave them four stars for durability because they tend to wear out after a while, but I have yet to find and elastic that doesn't eventually wear out. Overall a necessity, I would definitely recommend.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   05/11/2016
    Kissimmee,FL

    5 star rating

    These are the right size and elasticity for my DD. She prefers a good resistance elastic. Wish they would come in a roll! We use them on Bloch and Freed pointe shoes.

    Age: 30 to 39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Myri   05/09/2016
    San Pedro Sula,

    5 star rating

    This elastic gives great support. I use it on all my pointe and demi pointe shoes - no matter what brand of shoes, I always get gaynor minded elastic, It is the best i have ever tried. i keep going back to it every time I try a different one.

    Age: 22 to 29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • katwherine   10/05/2015

    2 star rating

    TOO THIN

    This was my first time ordering ribbons and elastics online, and I ordered the wrong brand. They were unsupportive and too stretchy compared to my old ones, and a lot thinner and pinker too.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 2 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • koolchicken   08/12/2015

    5 star rating

    GREAT QUALITY, COLOR, & COMFORT

    I really love this elastic. It's the perfect match to all of my tights, super comfortable, and just overall great. The only downside to this is there isn't enough to do a criss cross over the foot. You can only do the loop around the ankle. There is more than enough for that though. And if you bought two packs you could do the criss cross. I only wish they sold this by the bolt.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Alegro   05/29/2015

    5 star rating

    GREAT

    First time using this elastics, I base my purchase on reviews and im not disappointed. I just had them for a few days so im not sure for durability

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 5 star rating    

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  • Gracie220   01/30/2015

    5 star rating

    MY FAVORITE!

    I have tried several different kinds of elastic, both ordered online and the elastics I get with pointe shoes at my local store. These are by far the most comfortable. They are also pretty durable and definitely re-useable for future pairs of shoes. The color is nice, too, and works well with most brands of pointe shoes.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • brooklynballerina   08/18/2014

    5 star rating

    GREAT ELASTIC

    This is the only elastic I use. The color looks great with any brand of pointe shoes, and it comes with just enough elastic to sew it on as tight or as loose as you want.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • MissGrenko   03/18/2014

    5 star rating

    MY FAVORITE!

    I have tried many different elastics, from Bunheads to Freed, and Gaynor Minden is by far my favorite! It's the perfect amount of stretch and it's very strong. The color blends well with all of my tights. I only do the single-loop on my shoes, but they give you enough for criss-cross. Try this elastic! It's amazing!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • LauraJane   07/29/2013

    5 star rating

    NICE, STURDY ELASTICS

    This product is very good, but it is only enough for one pointe shoe if you sew on heel loops to help secure the ribbons like I do.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • DancingGoddess   06/12/2013

    5 star rating

    DURABLE ENOUGH TO BE REUSED

    I've reused these elastics on a couple pair before finally tossing them. So they get an A for durability. They match my tights well (theatrical pink Danskin), so another A. They provide great hold without being too tight, so another A. So AAA. Well, feet are a mode of transportation. :)

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • DancingPrincess   01/04/2013

    5 star rating

    WONDERFUL

    Strong and the perfect color for "theatrical pink" rights (not the salmony "ballet" pink). I can use the same pieces of elastic on a few pairs of shoes.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Fairydoll   08/25/2012

    5 star rating

    BEST BASIC

    Recently tried Freed because the color of the GM is very pale. Big mistake. The GM elastic is stronger and softer against bare skin, with just the right amount of stretch (Freed was too stretchy to be as effective, and felt rough in comparison). I use two packages and crisscross. No ribbons needed for fast off/on. Actually more secure than the one ankle elastic and ribbons. Definitely the best choice of the wide traditional elastics.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   01/09/2012

    1 star rating

    We've used this elastic for years on my daughter's shoes but the elastic has been shorter the last two times I've ordered it. She crisscrosses her elastic and it now takes four packages of elastic for one pair of shoes instead of two packages. I wish Gaynor Minden hadn't decided to cut this corner (literally!).

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Odessa   08/04/2011

    5 star rating

    PERFECT

    This elastic is awesome. It was easy to sew, holds up well (no fraying/unraveling), and is very supportive. I always had problems with my shoe slipping off my narrow heels, and the strength of these totally took care of it. I wear Grishko 2007s and the color matches perfectly.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anna   12/01/2008
    Texas,

    5 star rating

    PERFECT!

    I love this elastic! It's the perfect color, and it's comfortable. If you cross your elastics just get 2, and it's perfect!

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Aria   09/04/2008
    Cupertino, Ca,

    5 star rating

    PERFECT ELASTIC

    The color blends well with all my tights and is strong. Excellent hold and re-usable for multiple pairs of shoes.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Lady of the Dance   09/03/2008

    5 star rating

    GREAT!

    I like this elastic, because it has the perfect balance of stretch and hold. The color blends in nicely with my tights.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Mandy   09/24/2007
    Tampa, Fl,

    5 star rating

    GREAT!

    This elastic is wonderful!Very supportive and blends well with my Bloch pointe shoes. Just make sure you order two if you like to criss/cross, because I had to order more after I did one shoe.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   07/19/2007
    Minnesota,

    5 star rating

    IT'S GREAT!

    I always use this elastic on my pointe shoes. I tried a thinner kind of elastic that I got at my local dance supply store first, but this elastic is WAY stronger and I am much more comfortable in my shoes when they have this thicker elastic. I don't have super-arched feet, so I'm not sure how well it would hold for someone who is over-arching out of their shoes, but for me, it's great! PS. I have to order two packs per pair of shoes because I like to cross my elastics.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Lola   06/09/2006
    California,

    5 star rating

    GREAT!

    These are already cut the perfect length for me - I don't need to cut them at all! All I need to do is burn and sew. I like the amount of support they give me, because they are flexible and non-restricting, yet durable and supportive at the same time. They are the perfect color - especially for Gaynor Minden pointe shoes. They also blend well with the Gaynor Minden tights.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   04/12/2006
    California,

    4 star rating

    GREAT COLOR

    This pink is very soft to be hidden with the ballet-pink tights color. It would be great if there is stronger elastic support.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • KY     05/09/2019
    Age: 15 to 18    

    Does this come with enough to cross your elastic?

    Thank you for your inquiry. The 15" elastic is actually not enough to crisscross. You would need two.
    - DDS Customer Service (05/14/2019)

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  • Ballerinazz     11/24/2018
    Lorton-va     Age: 15 to 18    

    Does this elastic come pre-cut?

    This item comes as 15 inches long and 3/4 wide. It is one piece of elastic.
    - DDS Customer Service (11/30/2018)

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