Skip to content
Free U.S. Shipping on orders over $49.
Free U.S. Shipping on orders over $49.

Gaynor Minden Lyra Pointe Shoe FAQ's

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Gaynor Minden Lyra.


What makes the Lyra different from other Gaynor Minden pointe shoes?


The Lyra features a lower heel profile, a wider platform, and a medium shank strength. The combination of these features allows for greater stability and balance, making it easier to execute challenging movements.


Are the Lyra pointe shoes suitable for beginners?


Yes, the Lyra is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced dancers. The medium shank strength provides support without being too stiff, making it a good choice for those just starting out.


How does the sizing of the Lyra compare to other Gaynor Minden pointe shoes?


The Lyra sizing is consistent with other Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, so if you already know your Gaynor Minden size, you can order the Lyra in the same size.


Can the Lyra pointe shoes be customized?


Yes, the Lyra can be customized just like other Gaynor Minden pointe shoes. You can choose from a range of options, including shank strength, vamp height, and box shape.


What is the lifespan of the Lyra pointe shoes?


The lifespan of the Lyra pointe shoes is similar to other Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, which is generally longer than other brands due to the use of modern materials that do not break down as quickly.


Can the Lyra pointe shoes be worn by male dancers?


Yes, the Lyra pointe shoes can be worn by male dancers. Gaynor Minden offers a wide range of sizes and styles to accommodate dancers of all genders.


Are the Lyra pointe shoes suitable for dancers with wider feet?


Yes, the Lyra pointe shoes are designed to accommodate wider feet with a wider platform and a more flexible shank.


Can the Lyra pointe shoes be used for performances?


Yes, the Lyra pointe shoes can be used for performances. Many professional dancers use Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, including the Lyra, for their durability and comfort.


How do I know if the Lyra pointe shoes are right for me?


The best way to determine if the Lyra pointe shoes are right for you is to try them on. We strongly suggest a professional pointe shoe fitting. Book yours today!