Found the video below on YouTube. I’d seen it before; I believe that I landed on it somehow because it’s well-known among ballet-video watchers for having some of the most awful pointe technique ever shown on YT as part of a “ballet class,” let alone an upper-level ballet class.
But that’s not what I’m sharing it for. What’s interesting here is seeing someone manipulate a Gaynor-Minden shoe with their hands. It really shows how different these shoes are — at least, those of us familiar with conventional pointe shoes will see the difference right away.
Never mind what went wrong with teaching pointe at whatever school this was….