Gaynor Pointe Shoes
Gaynor Minden retains the classic beauty of lustrous pink satin and elegant tapered lines, but with a 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 drawstring opens at the side, rather than at the throat, so it won’t irritate the top of your foot. After being tied it is easily concealed in the natural space at your arch, making for a clean, uninterrupted line along the vamp. The platform is pleatless, creating a greater useable surface en pointe and fewer wobbles in penché flat. It also provides the space for noise and impact reducing materials under the satin. Platforms are available in either satin or suede.
Gaynor Mindens are lined with genuine Poron® 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. 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.
Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes are Final Sale.