How to order:
Select your shoe length from the SIZE drop down
Select your specifications from the WIDTH drop down (width – box width – vamp height – heel height)
For other strength (shank) options please see here
POINTE SHOES SHOULD BE PROFESSIONALLY FITTED – ONLY ORDER IF YOU ARE CERTAIN OF YOUR EXACT STYLE, SIZE AND WIDTH OF SHOE.
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE GIVEN ON POINTE SHOES FOR CHANGE OF MIND OR INCORRECT SIZE SELECTION.
IF YOU FIND YOUR SHOE IS OUT OF STOCK PLEASE CALL OUR STORE ON 07 3881 1669 OR EMAIL INFO@STEPBYSTEPDANCEWEAR.COM.AU. WE MAY BE ABLE TO SOURCE ONE OR ADVISE HOW LONG THIS SHOE WILL BE ON BACKORDER FOR. WE MAY ALSO BE ABLE TO HELP YOU FIND AN ALTERNATIVE SHOE.
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 satin and elegant lines, but with a completely modernized interior to meet the needs of today’s athletic dancers. Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes are made with expert European hand-craftsmanship, the most up-to-date athletic materials, and first-hand knowledge of ballet.
For a pointe shoe to look, feel, and function just right it must be fitted just right. Our ingenious fitting system lets every dancer obtain that professional, customized fit — no special order required.
You get to determine the seven crucial specifications that govern fit: model, length, width, box, shank, vamp, and heel.
1) Our shanks and boxes don’t soften. Any shoe that is too stiff could do the work for you and allow you to cheat. Be sure you love the pliability of your shoes when they are new because it will not change.
2) Our satin hardly stretches at all — allow a little extra length (1/4″ pinch at the drawstring casing when en pointe).
3) If you’re new to Gaynor Minden, or if your current fit could be better, try Gaynor Mindens without toe pads. Starting a fitting without pads allows for a much more supportive fit, and once this is achieved most dancers find they don’t need toe pads in our shoes because the linings are already cushioned.