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Gaynor Minden - Sleek Fit Extra Flex Shank Pointe Shoes Womens

Size Guide
Gaynor Minden Women's Pointe Shoes Sizing Guide
Women should start 1 - 1.5 sizes larger than their regular street shoe size. Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are designed with a left and right shoe, where the drawstrings of the pointe shoes should be on the inside of your foot. Pointe shoes should be an exact fit to ensure the shoes are properly supportive of your foot and ankle. Your toes should feel flat and touching the end the of shoes when in a plie at the barre. Enpointe, your foot should feel supported in the box of the shoe with limited sliding. The wings of the shoe should cover and support the toe joints, and the shank should not twist on the foot. The shoe will mold to your foot with wear.

Women should go an additional half size smaller and consider one size narrower if they intend wear the pointe shoes without padding.

Product sizing is to be used as a guide as the actual fit may vary. If you have any concerns about product sizing please contact us prior to ordering.

Gaynor Minden

Sleek fit extra flex shank pointe shoes for women by Gaynor Minden. Gaynor Minden pioneered the use of high-tech impact reduction in pointe shoes and their shock absorbing design is now doctor-recommended. Their unbreakable shank flatters the foot while ensuring buoyant support and a durability unattainable in conventional pointe shoe construction.  The pointe shoe is constructed not to be broken in and forms to your foot from the start. The shoe comes standard with a deep vamp and low heel. Pointe shoe ribbons and elastic are sold separately.

Style: Sleek Fit Extra Flex
Color
Light Pink
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Width

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Product Sizing

Product sizing recommendations can be found on each product page by clicking the Sizing Guide button located to the right of the product's price. Each product has a unique sizing guide to help provide insight into the what would be the best fit. We have done our best to balance manufacturer suggested sizing with our own customer's fitting experience to provide a consolidated sizing guide to help determine your correct size. Please note that our product sizing recommendations are to be used as a guide, as the actual fit may vary and we cannot guarantee our recommendations will be accurate for everyone. If you have any concerns about product sizing please contact us prior to ordering.

Are My Pointe Shoes Fitting Correctly?

It is important to make sure pointe shoes are always fitting correctly to ensure that you are supported and safe while dancing. Follow these simple steps to check the fit on your new shoes.

Getting Started

Find a place near a mirror where you can see your feet. Stand only on a clean surface to protect the satin of the shoes. Gently loosen the drawstring of the pointe shoes so it moves freely inside its casing. Put on your pointe shoes and adjust the drawstrings and tie them in a shoelace knot. Make sure to try your pointe shoes on with all of the padding products and dance tights that will be used while dancing in them. It will be best to try them on with the support of a barre, and easy access to a mirror to help see your feet.

Check Width & Profile

Standing in second position, take a deep plié. In plié make sure you can feel all your toes sitting flat in the shoes. Bending down, insert your finger into the top of the shoe over your toes. You should only be able to get the tip of your finger inside the shoe. If your finger goes in easily, the width and profile is too wide. If you can’t fit your finger in at all, and see your foot “puffing” up over the top of the shoe, the shoe is too narrow. It is important to have the correct width in order for the foot to sit properly in the shoe en pointe. It is also good to remember pointe shoes get wider as they break in. So it is important to have them as fitted as possible without being too tight.

Check the Wings

Drag your finger inside the top of shoe along to your pinky toe. Here you will be able to feel where the stiff wing of the shoe ends on your foot. For a proper wing fit, your pinky toe metatarsal should be entirely encased in the wing. If the wing is ending before or cutting into the pinky metatarsal joint, the wing is too short to support the foot properly.

Check the Length

From your pinky toe joint, continue dragging your finger, inside the shoe, along the outside of the foot towards your heel. In a proper length you should only be able to get your finger in the small space between your ankle joint and heel. If you are able to drag your finger all the way around your heel, the shoe is too long. Standing in second you should also feel your toes all the way to the end of the shoe and touching. Your toes should steel feel straight.

Check the Shank

Standing parallel with your feet together, press one foot up en pointe, making sure to press correctly through the ankle. Next roll the heel of the shoe down and off your foot, so your heel is exposed. Bend down and check that the shank (the end of the sole) is ending in line with or lower than your heel. If the shank extends pass your heel, the shoes are too long.

Check for Twisting

Now stepping up onto both feet, feel if the shank stays in line with the center of your foot, or if it twists off to one side. The right fit will stay centered and aligned with your foot. If the shank is twisting, this indicates you may need a wider fit or longer wings.

Check the Support

Standing parallel with your feet together, press up through both feet to en pointe. Carefully repeat this step in parallel and in first position being mindful of feeling for any movement in the shoes. You should feel lifted and supported on all sides on the shoe. There should be no sliding or “sinking” down into the shoe as you roll up onto pointe.

Show Your Dance Teacher

It is always a good idea to show your pointe shoes to your dance teacher for approval on fit before sewing ribbons and elastics.

Remember that pointe shoes are meant to be extremely fitted, and will become larger as they break in. Never sacrifice safety for comfort by wearing a shoe that is too large.

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Just send the item(s) back to us via the mail with a copy of your invoice stating whether you would like to exchange the item for something else or return it for a refund.  If you are exchanging an item please include the item, size, and color you would like to exchange for.  As soon as we receive the original item you are returning in the mail we will ship out the exchange or credit back your card.

Items returned after 30 days of purchase, in used condition, or missing any of the original packaging will not be accepted.  We do not accept returns on undergarments, tights, or sale items. Shipping charges will not be refunded on any returned or exchanged items unless the item is defective or if there was a shipping error.

Online purchases may be returned or exchanged in any of our store locations. Refunds will go directly to your credit card that was used in your online purchase and will not be given at the store.

Free Exchange Shipping

Online orders being exchanged will be mailed back to you free of charge via Canada Post Expedited Parcel for Canadian bound exchanges only.  If you are exchanging an item please include the item, size, and color you would like to exchange for.  As soon as we receive the original item you are exchanging at our warehouse we will ship out the exchange to you free of charge.The only provinces currently excluded from free exchanges are Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The only product currently excluded from free exchanges are Rac n Roll dance bags. Exchanges for international orders will be charged for the return postage.

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