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Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes > Durability

 

Because of its modern materials, Gaynor Mindens last much, much longer than other pointe shoes. In an independent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (Vol. 26, No. 4), Gaynor Mindens were compared to other popular brands and we include here excerpts from the published study titled:

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One of the great things about Gaynor Minden's modern materials is that they allow us to make our shoes much longer lasting. Gaynor Mindens typically last 3 to 5 times longer than other traditional paste shoes. These savings are significant for individual dancers and really add up fast for dance companies.

For example, a company might have a 30 week season with 20 dancers on pointe who are given 4 pairs of pointe shoes each week. If the dancers wear Gaynor Mindens instead of traditional paste shoes, the company will save $408,000 over five years. Instead of needing four pairs of traditional paste shoes each week, the dancers will need only one pair of Gaynor Mindens. (Savings assume a company price of $64 for Gaynor Minden and $50 for another brand.)

Just take a look at how much money is saved when dancers in companies wear Gaynor Mindens! The following tables show savings based on customary weekly usage of traditional English paste shoes and number of dancers on pointe.

Savings Each Year In A 30 Week Season
Current Use 10 Dancers 20 Dancers 30 Dancers 40 Dancers
2 pair / week $20,400 $40,800 $61,200 $81,600
4 pair / week $40,800 $81,600 $122,400 $163,200
6 pair / week $61,200 $122,400 $183,600 $244,800

Savings Over Five Years In A 30 Week Season
Current Use 10 Dancers 20 Dancers 30 Dancers 40 Dancers
2 pair / week $102,000 $204,000 $306,000 $408,000
4 pair / week $204,000 $408,000 $612,000 $816,000
6 pair / week $306,000 $612,000 $918,000 $1,224,000