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Siri VS. Pointe Shoe Fitter (asking Siri pointe shoe questions)

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Siri VS. Pointe Shoe Fitter (asking Siri pointe shoe questions)

Josephine fact checks Siri's pointe shoe knowledge!   Does Siri know about pointe shoes? This week Josephine put her to the test! Although there is a lot of misinformation on the internet, Siri is pretty up on her pointe shoe info! Watch the full video to see what Josephine has to say!  

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Amazon Pointe Shoe Reviews

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Amazon Pointe Shoe Reviews

Today we further scarred Josephine with video review from Amazon pointe shoes.... From incorrect pointe shoe terminology and spelling, to poor technique, these reviews just sound like pure nonsense to anyone who knows anything about ballet.... But nonetheless, we put Josephine through this traumatic experience for your viewing pleasure, so enjoy her full reaction in the video! p.s. pleeeeeeeease get professionally fitted for your pointe shoes and definitely do not buy them off of Amazon or Wish :-)

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (google auto complete pt. 2)

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (google auto complete pt. 2)

1. What are pointe shoes made of? A lot of people think pointe shoes are made of wood, but actually they're made of different fabrics and fibers, held together with glue, kind of like paper mache! There are also some newer shoes on the market which are made out of synthetic materials, such as polymer. 2. What pointe shoes last the longest? Shoe that are traditionally made will not last as long as those made with synthetic materials. Shoes such as Gaynor Minden and SoDanca Elektra typically last longer than other shoes. 3. What pointe shoes are made for wide...

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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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