Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are completely different from other pointe shoes. They have a beautiful classic look on the outside, but a fully modernized interior to meet the needs of today's athletic dancers. The shanks and boxes are made from polymers prized for extraordinary flexibility, strength, and resilience. Gaynor Minden pointe shoes have been tested to withstand hundreds of thousands of releve's without any weakening or deformation of the shank or box. Shanks are available in five different variations of stiffness to ensure appropriate support for dancers at all levels. Textured Poron linings are treated with silver ion, and are slightly textured to help prevent the shoe from sliding along the foot. The linings absorb impact, noise, and make the shoes incredibly comfortable.
For those who find the "Classic Fit" too wide and the "Sleek Fit" too tapered, Gaynor Minden now introduces the "Sculpted Fit"! These satin pointe shoes feature generously cut metatarsal, a narrow-medium heel, and a "sculpted" mid-foot that securely hugs the arch providing clean lines and extra support.
My daughter has been on pointe for over four years. She has terrible bunions on both feet. She was having a difficult time finding pointe shoes that not only supported her feet, but lasted more than a couple of weeks before giving out. These shoes not only give her the support she needs, but they look fantastic! She reports that she no longer feels bunion pains even after long rehearsals! And the great part? Well, they last a little longer and we're replacing fewer pointe shoes in a year. Every little bit helps!
I have tried every brand of pointe shoes, and by far, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes have surpassed all of the other brands in comfort and especially durability. There are so many different combinations of customization that you will always be able to find the perfect pair for you. Yes, they are more expensive, though they last for twice as long as regular pointe shoes.