Should I buy gaynor minden pointe shoes?
Leo shoes are cheap in every way possible. I’d rather dance pointe in bare feet. You’re in a crappy shoe and you can tell. If you have flat feet and little arch then you’re going to want a soft shank in your shoe. Gaynor Minden shoes are designed for PROFESSIONAL level dancers. They are dangerous on students, and they’re absolutely not appropriate for beginners. I won’t let any of my students wear them. They’re a performance shoe and they’re not meant to be worn for long periods of time. The shoes do all the work for you and you’ll develop lazy and scary habits as a dancer. You will not develop any strength or technique. If you decide to try another brand of shoe you’ll find that you’re very weak. Think of Gaynor Mindens like a crutch. Without them, you’d be nothing. Beginner dancers see them in magazines and hear that professionals have them and they want them because of this. This is the wrong reason to buy these shoes. They are not a miracle solution. If you struggle at pointe you’l
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