Get to the Pointe — Pointe shoe factory

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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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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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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How to Make Pointe Shoes

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For a dancer, visiting a pointe shoe factory is like visiting Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.Gorgeous shiny pointe shoes all lined up in a row… Is this heaven? Yes. Yes it is. Piece by piece, layer by layer, pointe shoes are constructed from slabs of leather, sheets of burlap and satin into these perfect pink beauties. I visited the Capezio factory in New Jersey last week, and you will not believe the amount of work and dedication it takes to make a single shoe. Here is the basic idea:1. Slabs of leather are stamped out to make the sole of the...

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