Regarded as the pioneer in the use of high-tech impact reduction in pointe shoes, Gaynor Minden's shock absorbing design is now doctor-recommended! The unbreakable shank flatters the foot while ensuring buoyant support- an attribute unattainable in conventional pointe shoe construction. Gaynor Minden pointe shoes also feature a deep vamp, a high heel and are made from advanced materials that do not deteriorate or loose their shape over time. Pointe shoes available in ExtraFlex, Supple or Hard shank. Ribbons not included. Please specify width, box shape and shank preference when ordering. Professional fitting with a retailer recommended if this is the dancer's first pair of Gaynor Minden pointe shoes.