Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoe – Sculpted Fit – US Style


4 payments of $44.75


What’s the difference …… and why it matters.


Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are said to last three to six times longer than traditionally made pointe shoes.


If you have not been fitted with Gaynor Minden pointe shoes we suggest that you do have a professional in-store pointe fitting.


Ribbons sold separately


We strongly recommend a complete and professional pointe shoe fitting at Dance Desire before purchasing any pointe shoes.


If your sizing or style is not listed here please contact us.



How to read the code:


Fit – Shoe size – Width – Box size – Shank strength – Vamp – Heel


Example: (see tab for full explanation)

SC-6.5-M-4-H-D-L   (sculptured fit – 6.5 – medium width – 4 box – hard shank – deep vamp – low heel)


Please Note: Pointe shoes should be professionally fitted. Only order if you are certain of your exact style, size and width of shoe.

Gaynor Minden Shoe Codes


  Model Length Width Box Shank Vamp Heel
Example CL 8 M 4 X D H


Classic (CL) Scuplted (SC) Sleek (SK)
Our original “U”-shaped foot: the metatarsal, midfood, and heel are generously cut. For a somewhat tapered, “waisted” foot: cut with an ample metatarsal, a snug midfoot, and a narrow-medium heel. For a tapered “V”-shaped foot: cut with a slim metatarsal and a truly narrow midfoot and heel.


  • This size conversion chart is intended as a starting point in the fitting process and cannot replace a proper in person fitting.
  • Please note that Sleek Fit and Sculpted Fit wearers may need a longer size.
Gaynor Minden 4/4.5 4.5/5 5/5.5 5.5/6 6/6.5 6.5/7 6.5/7 7/7.5 7.5/8 8/8.5
US Women Street Shoe 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5
EU Women Street Shoe 33 33.5 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5
Gaynor Minden 8.5/9 9/9.5 9.5/10 10/10.5 10.5/11 11/11.5 11.5/12 12/12.5 12.5/13 13/13.5
US Women Street Shoe 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5
EU Women Street Shoe 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5


  • Fits the midfoot area.
N = Narrow M = Medium W = Wide


  • Fits the toe and metatarsal area.
#2 = Small and tapered #3 = Medium and tapered #4 = Square and wide #5 = Square and wider

Shank Flexibility

H = Hard X = Extraflex S = Supple F = Featherflex P = Pianissimo
Very Hard Medium/Hard Medium Flexible Very Flexible


L = Low D = Deep
  • The Deep vamp is 1/4″ (0.6cm) longer than the Low vamp.


L = Low H = High
  • The High heel is 3/8″ (1cm) longer than the Low heel.
  • The Low heel is slightly higher in Sleek and Scuplted Fit than it is in Classic Fit.


Your delivery options are:

  • Domestic – Australia:
    Delivered either with Authority to Leave or Signature on Delivery
  • Pick up
  • Electronic delivery (tickets only)
  • International: You will be emailed a delivery quote

    For domestic – Australia
    If you select to have your parcel left without a signature on delivery,
    it will be left in a safe place if you are not at home. For any special delivery instructions, please place delivery instructions at check-out.  Dance Desire holds no responsibility for missing parcels if signature on delivery is not requested at check-out.
    If signature on delivery is selected and you are not at home at time of delivery, your parcel will be returned to the post office for you to pick up.



A set delivery rate will automatically be applied to your order.

Please note that we do not accept responsibility for goods lost or damaged in transit. Insurance can be taken out (Extra Cover) on an Australia Post domestic parcel which covers for loss and/or damage in transit only. This insurance does not cover an item once delivered. Please contact Dance Desire if you require this insurance.

Depending on size/weight of your order (and address location), delivery method will be either express post, parcel post or courier.

Please allow two to seven business days for delivery of goods.

You will be notified if any of your items are placed on backorder (which may cause a delay in delivery).

Bulky and international orders will incur an extra charge, which will be calculated prior to despatch. You will be notified via email of delivery charge for your approval.

‘Free delivery promotions’, bulky and large orders over 3kg may incur additional costs to which you will be informed.



We use Australia Post express post and parcel post services plus local couriers for deliveries.

All orders are tracked by Dance Desire. Please contact us if you would like to track your order’s progress.

For international orders: Australia Post Economy Air (with signature on delivery) service is used. General delivery time-frame is up to ten business days (depending on delivery location). No tracking is available on this service. If you would like tracking on your order please advise us in the ‘notes’ section of your order and we can notify you of the service/cost available.



Pick up from Dance Desire, Unit 4/24 Central Park Ave, Ashmore  QLD  4214

during business hours. You will be notified by either SMS or email once your order is ready for pick up.

Phone 07 5564-5400



Refer to Return Policy

All postage costs of returned items are the responsibility of the customer and are not refundable. We accept no responsibility for damages of goods in transit.