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Gaynor Minden opened its doors in New York City in 1993, having outgrown its first home in John and Eliza Minden's small Manhattan apartment. We had one part-time employee and one product: the patented pointe shoe that Eliza Minden had developed over the preceding eight years - the first successful modernization of ballet's iconic footwear.


Today Gaynor Minden is a global brand, available at hundreds of dance-specialty stores nation-wide as well as through numerous overseas distributors. While still very much a family business, we have offices on three continents and at last count we ship to 85 countries and over 200 professional companies. Gaynor Mindens are used at almost every major ballet company in the world including American Ballet Theatre, England's Royal Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Dutch National Ballet, The San Francisco, Houston, and Boston Ballet...to name just a few.


The original Gaynor Mindens had stiff shanks and were available with only a few fitting choices. We now offer a greatly expanded range of options including ultra-flexible shanks and boxes, a narrow-heeled style for the sleekest possible fit, longer sizes for today's bigger feet, built-in suede tips for extra durability, and shades of brown as well as pink satin - all for stock shoes. In addition we offer extensive additional customization by special order.


Since 1993 our pointe shoes have proudly been made in the USA. Starting in 2020, they are also being produced in Europe! Just like our original Lawrence, Massachusetts factory, our new factory in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a family business that blends tradition with innovation. All Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, no matter where they are produced, use exactly the same American-made, high-tech internal components - all have our polymer shanks and boxes and our Poron Performance cushioning. And all Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are handmade by skilled shoemakers using time honored techniques.

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Gaynor Minden 3/4" Elastic Gaynor Minden 3/4" Elastic

Style: GM-SA-E-102

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Gaynor Minden Invisible Elastic Gaynor Minden Invisible Elastic

Style: GM-SA-E-108

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Gaynor Minden Heel Grippers Gaynor Minden Heel Grippers

Style: GM-SA-F-110

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Gaynor Minden Ribbon Gaynor Minden Ribbon

Style: GM-SA-R-101

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Gaynor Minden Big Toe Kit Gaynor Minden Big Toe Kit

Style: GM-SA-F-135

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Gaynor Minden Second Toe Kit Gaynor Minden Second Toe Kit

Style: GM-SA-F-136

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Gaynor Minden TLC Ribbon-Pink Gaynor Minden TLC Ribbon-Pink

Style: GM-SA-R-120

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Gaynor Minden TLC Ribbon-White Gaynor Minden TLC Ribbon-White

Style: GM-SA-R-138

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Gaynor Minden Dynamic Box Liners Gaynor Minden Dynamic Box Liners

Style: GM-SA-F-111

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Gaynor Minden Miniminden Footed Tights Gaynor Minden Miniminden Footed Tights

Style: GM-CT-101

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Gaynor Minden Toe Wrap Gaynor Minden Toe Wrap

Style: GM-SA-T-109

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Gaynor Minden Dancers' Dots (20 Piece Packet) Gaynor Minden Dancers' Dots (20 Piece Packet)

Style: GM-SA-T-134-20

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Gaynor Minden Instant Wings Gaynor Minden Instant Wings

Style: GM-SA-F-124

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Gaynor Minden Adhesive Sockliners Gaynor Minden Adhesive Sockliners

Style: GM-SA-F-140

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Gaynor Minden Toe Aligners Gaynor Minden Toe Aligners

Gaynor Minden Toe Aligners

Toe Aligners stabilize your big toe joint, and help ensure even weight distribution. They guide the big toe into alignment, and take the pressure off a longer second toe. Toe Aligners can also help prevent bunions, hammer toes, and soft corns.

They are adjustable! Customize both length and width. Simply stack, snip, and tape in place.

Made of Poron Performance Cushioning. Instructions included.

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