“Over the years teachers and directors have insisted that I try other pointe shoes, but nothing has made my feet happier than Gaynor Mindens. I always return to them. I have noticed that I have fewer injuries wearing Gaynor Mindens. I can depend on them for the support that I need, and they do not fall apart mid-performance. When I need to dye my pointe shoes brown to match my skin, they don’t fall apart because they are not made of paper and paste. Best of all, they never look lumpy or misshapen like some shoes do, and the satin is the most beautiful of all!” Photo by Ximena Brunette.