Gaynor Minden

Lyra - Premium Pointe Shoes (In Stock)


Shine Bright with LYRA, Gaynor Minden's new premium pointe shoe line, featuring soft Italian satin that hugs the foot for secure alignment and effortless roll-through.

Featuring Premium Weave Satin, pliable construction, and flexible microfiber vegan sole for secure alignment and effortless roll-through.

Available in all three models, Classic, Sculpted and Sleek. 

  'Gaynor Minden is the shoe that allows the artist to whisper' - Gelsey Kirkland 

Gaynor Minden, leading producer of ballet shoes and studio apparel, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the introduction of a new line of pointe shoes: LYRA. Lyra joins Gaynor Minden’s existing line which will now be known as EUROPA.

New York-based Gaynor Minden pioneered the use of technically advanced materials in pointe shoes. Head of Design and Co-Founder Eliza Minden created the first successful modernization of the pointe shoe in the early 1990s. Gaynor Minden has long been known as the dance shoe industry’s most innovative brand. LYRA continues the Gaynor Minden tradition of innovation with its new PREMIUM WEAVE SATIN, a proprietary blend of yarns, woven in Italy and exclusive to Gaynor Minden.

Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are famous for their durability, comfort, and quietness thanks to their molded shanks and boxes, and to their Poron® cushioning systems. They are the choice of leading dancers at major companies and dance students worldwide. LYRA uses the same unbreakable molded shanks and boxes and the same genuine Roger’s Corp. Poron®Performance cushioning that have been at the core of their products for 30 years.

Because pointe shoes must be fitted precisely in order to provide safe, secure, and comfortable support, LYRA is available with the same numerous fitting options that have always been available from Gaynor Minden. Production is now based in Eastern Europe, and the satin sourced in Italy.

The Premium Weave satin, in conjunction with some new manufacturing techniques, is a game changer,” says Eliza Minden, Head of Design and Co-Founder.“ The foot is positioned in the shoe for perfect placement and alignment, with the shank securely contacting the foot. The roll-through is effortless. The control of the forefoot is great. When you add the pliable vegan outer sole you have a wonderfully flexible shoe. This is a whole new line. GM's Premium Weave satin, is proprietary and exclusive to Gaynor Minden. No other pointe shoe can obtain it.

LYRA comes with a vegan outer sole and the same durable suede tip that has proven overwhelmingly popular. Dancers wishing a 100% vegan shoe can order LYRA with a satin tip, the same original tip that Gaynor Minden has been making since 1993.

Specify your model, length, width, box, shank, vamp, heel, and tip for a precise, professional fit — it’s the custom pointe shoe you don’t have to special order.

Order your usual Europa size, however we suggest with a harder shank. To check your sizing, click here for Gaynor Minden's Pointe Shoe Size Chart and Ordering Options.

Please contact us at  to book an appointment for a fitting at our Sydney location, or an online fitting if you require assistance prior to purchasing your shoes. 

**If you can not see your size in stock below, click Lyra Special Orders , or check Europa & US model stock here.

Refunds/Exchanges: For more details regarding refunds & exchanges, please click here.

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