I am always amazed how pointe shoe companies can seem to disappear from the face of the planet. I can spend hours researching and hunting for information about pointe shoe makers that were, at one time, in business during the last 50 years and come up with no proof of their former existence.
Where Did The History Of The Woessner Dancewear Company Go?
I could find no proof during my internet hunt that anyone named Woessner actually made pointe shoes in West Germany. The photos of these pretty shoes say otherwise. These are not old photos, either. I just found them several days ago.
When I get to an information roadblock like this, I start hoping that a reader will contact me with the missing puzzle pieces. I also wish I was able to travel all over Europe solving some of these mysterious shoe puzzles.
Surely, if I showed up in West Germany somebody would know something about the maker of these beautiful pointe shoes. I find it more than sad when those responsible for creating beautifully hand-crafted pointe shoes such as these don’t have a special page of dedication or even a small acknowledgment of their contribution to the performing arts. The Woessner brand is very, very intriguing..