~~Suggested Fitting: Women order 1-1½ sizes larger than street size~~Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are wonderfully different. 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. All of our Gaynor Minden's fitting and sizing are different too. Because they are made from advanced materials that do not deteriorate or lose their shape, they must never be fitted too tight, too wide, or too stiff. When ordering your Gaynor Minden shoes, Discount Dance Supply allows the dancer to not only specify the size and width but also the shank and box shape of her shoe without a costly special order. This lets the dancer customize her pointe shoes to best serve her own individual needs. Our Gaynor Minden shoes are offered in a deep or sleek vamp. High or sleek heel and either the unbreakable ExtraFlex or Hard shank. If you have not been professionally fitted in a pair of Gaynor Minden shoes, we suggest you visit our store.