Get to the Pointe — Gaynor Minden

Pointe Shoe Fitting For Going To College (with Ashley Lew)

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Pointe Shoe Fitting For Going To College (with Ashley Lew)

Josephine fits Ashley Lew! When dancer's go off to college, the expense of pointe shoes can become quite overwhelming. With that said, Josephine likes to move dancers to a longer lasting pointe shoe when they get to this point in their life. One of the most common "long-lasting" pointe shoes is the Gaynor Minden! The materials they are made of are vastly different from a traditional pointe shoe, so they do not break down in the same way that many shoes do. Because of this, Ashley is able to make them last around a year, as opposed to the 1-2...

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Let's Talk About Gaynor Minden (old vs. new)

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Let's Talk About Gaynor Minden (old vs. new)

Have you noticed a difference in your Gaynor Minden pointe shoes? Here's the story! While Gaynor Minden used to be one of the few pointe shoe companies still producing their shoes in the United States, due to the pandemic, the factory they contracted out to had to shut down. Luckily, they did already have a factory working in Europe!  The biggest difference is in the satin. The satin on the new, European made shoe is much stiffer, making it feel tighter to your foot. Here are a few tips to transition from the U.S. made Gaynor Minder, to the European...

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