Professional Services

*please call ahead to schedule your professional pointe fitting*

GAYNOR MINDEN NEW YORK

Fanci Footworks is hereby designated a
CERTIFIED GAYNOR MINDEN FITTER

Having demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the fitting of Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, along with and understanding of how to maximize the comfort and benefit to the dancer.
Eliza Minden, President, Gaynor Minden Inc.
8/4/08

POINTE SHOE LOYALTY CLUB

Here's how it works...
Purchase 1st pair and receive 5% off your 2nd pair
Purchase 2nd pair and receive 10% off your 3rd pair
Purchase 3rd pair and receive 15% off your 4th pair
Purchase 4th pair and receive 20% off your 5th & every pair purchased!!!
~ Offer Valid In-Store Only. Not Valid Toward Suffolk Brand Pointe Shoes ~

If you have a pair of pointe shoes you'd like to sign, we'll hang them in our hall of fame and you'll received $5 off your new pair (1 time only)!

POINTE SHOE FITTINGS

I strongly believe that pointe shoes should be fit by a professional that is willing to spend some time with you, and explain the anatomy of the shoe, how it should fit & feel. Even though the first pair may feel great, I prefer to try several other styles just to make sure. I handle all of my pointe shoe fittings by appointment only. However, if an experienced dancer knows what she likes or wants an appointment is not necessary. If you live the metro Detroit area, please feel free to call for an appointment (586.731.9350). For beginners, or if you're new to us, I will spend on an average of 30 minutes to 1 hour with you. Less time is needed if you've been here before, or if you are an experienced dancer. You will need to have your toe nails filed, {I find that you will have better control of the length of your nails by filing them. Do not cut them with toe nail clippers, as this can cause cracking down into the nail bed and ingrown toe nails}, a pair of convertible (transition) tights (I like to see your toes), your most recent pair of pointe shoes, spacers and toe pads.

Going en Pointe for the first time can be a very exciting experience!! When purchasing your first pair, please keep in mind that you will need to find a pair of shoes that fit you properly. Pointe shoes that do not fit can cause hairline fractures, bunions, hammer toes, blisters, ankle sprains and lower back pain.

 For beginners, you need to remember that even though going en pointe is a very beautiful a dance, it does take a lot of hard work and practice. Keep in mind, that when you go en pointe, it's not the most natural thing to do! Remember, you're going on your toes, in a hard shoe, on a hard floor. This experience may be uncomfortable and feel pretty awkward. But stay with it, practice & you'll get it!