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30-03-02, 08:54 PM (GMT)
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"Gaynor Mindens."
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This thread is for any further thoughts about Gaynor Minden pointe shoes. The subject came up on the daily links thread with mention of an ABC News story about the evolution of the pointe shoe. Carly then added a link to the Gaynor Minden website, following which Viviane added the following:

"Their biggest problem is the numerous variety in widths(3), boxstyles(3), shanks(5), vamp-(3)and heelheights(4)and the 5 types of stiffnesses. You need a highy skilled 'custom fitter' to find the shoe that fits you like a glove. You can 'adjust'(they don't break in and don't soften)the shoe by heating with a hairdryer but lots of dancers are not keen to do this. A positive point is the 'quietness' of the shoes (a good thing in times where dancers don't have the time to soften their shoes !)...but it's a pity the satin wears much(!) quicker than on ordinary shoes..and shows the blue elastomeric...and in general they just don't look as good as the traditional ones. Some dancers love them and others detest them."

Please can further thoughts go here and not on the links thread?

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30-03-02, 09:07 PM (GMT)
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   Sorry Brendan, I didn't noticed properly I was posting on the Reviews-link ...must be the medicines

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