Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are 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 releves without any weakening or deformation of the shank or box. Shanks are available in five different flexibilities to ensure appropriate support for dancers at all levels and of varying body types. The linings are treated with silver ion, and are textured to help prevent the shoe from sliding. Poron Performance Cushioning throughout absorbs impact and noise, and makes the shoes incredibly comfortable. Because Gaynor Minden pointe shoe boxes and shanks do not deteriorate or lose their shape, they must never be fitted too tight, too wide, or too stiff. You can achieve a customized fit by selecting model, length, width, box, shank, vamp, and heel specifications. "Model" refers to the shape of your foot. "Width" refers to the midfoot area, behind the box. You can now select from four box options, from very narrow and tapered (#2), to the new widest and square option, (#5).
Note: Pointe shoes should fit perfectly and never leave room for growth, so in order to ensure they support feet precisely and comfortably, we recommend getting fitted by our professional fitters before you buy a new pair of pointe shoes. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds for pointe shoes that have broken as a result of not being fitted prior to purchasing. Pointe shoes should only be worn with proper training and instruction. They can cause injury if worn improperly.