Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes
Elegance and luxury in ballet pointe shoes.
Gaynor Minden pointe shoes retain 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. Manufactured in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA.
- Gaynor Mindens last 3-6 times longer than traditionally made pointe shoes. The parts that provide support for the dancer, the shank and toe box, are made from advanced flexible polymers. These are modern materials, not the 19th century paste and cardboard construction found in most other brands.
- The buoyant support that you feel in the new shoe will remain the same throughout its life; that’s why it’s so important to select a stiffness that feels perfectly broken in when new — they do not soften with use. We offer FIVE stiffness options for stock shoes, and additional options by special order.
- Gaynor Mindens are lined with genuine Poron® 4000 Performance Cushioning. Poron is a cellular urethane foam, found in the best athletic shoes, that can absorb significant impact even when only 1/16” to 1/8” thick — no comparison to cheap latex or EVA foams. Also, unlike other cushions, it does not “bottom out”; it always rebounds to its original state of resilience. We place different densities of Poron in different areas. A light density, 1/16” layer is directly underneath the entire length of your foot for all-around comfort and shock absorption. An additional, medium density cushion is underneath your heel to protect it and to ensure that you never feel the edge of the shank. Instead of pleats, high density impact (and noise!) reducing materials are underneath the toes, so landing from jumps is as quiet and fluid as possible.
***Sizing: If you do not know your size, we strongly suggest letting Gaynor Minden advise what your sizing should be. Please click here for more details. Once you have your sizing, you can simply come back to us to order by selecting your details below. We offer FREE standard shipping within Australia for orders over $150!
***Shipping: All pointe shoes are by special order from the US.
For standard in stock shoes please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
For non-standard shoes (those that are on back order) please allow 6-7 weeks for delivery. For expedited production (2-3 weeks including shipping to Australia) choose Add-on ‘Special Order Requests’ for A$30 extra.
For shoes with extras, such as luxe satin or suede tips, please allow 6-7 weeks for production and delivery. For expedited production (2-3 weeks including shipping to Australia) choose Add-on ‘Special Order Requests’ for A$30 extra.
Please advise us in Order Notes at check out if you require a rush production on your shoes, as well as any other special requests that you may have.