Pointe shoes perform a remarkable job — enduring tremendous forces and repeated strains, all the while appearing as dainty and delicate as the ballerina herself. Gaynor Minden retains the classic beauty of lustrous pink satin and elegant tapered lines, but with a complete modernized interior to meet the needs of today’s athletic dancers. They are made with expert European 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.
The Sleek model is for a tapered, "V"-shaped foot: Sleek has a slim metatarsal and a truly narrow midfoot and heel.
Width fits the metatarsal and mid-foot area.
Width sizes available: Medium and Wide
The box fits the toe and metatarsal area.
Box sizes available: #3 and #4
Gaynor Minden shanks do not break in or soften, and all are equally durable and long-lasting.
ExtraFlex Shank flexibility is stiff
The deep vamp and the low heel are the standard sizes in sleek model.