In Memoriam

All of the brands listed here were once on the brands list with working domains and products to offer. The company either announced a merger,  an out-of-business notice , or simply faded off into the sunset.

Some we never got to know. Some might still be out there, but are missing in action. Some manufacturers may still exist, but have laid their pointe shoe models to rest permanently.

  Go gently to that big rosin box in the sky.


CK31-La Sylphide

Cecilia Kerche-Her lovely website and shoe models were online for a very short time. I was in love with the Ballerina model.


jowy-queen-pink-pointe-shoesJowy Queen-A brand from Argentina that simply disappeared from sight.


Meiguan Dance Wear LogoMeiguan-They used to have a genuine domain, but no more. Even the company branding has vanished.


Concept 9 Pointe ShoesMeMe Dance-Created by former Gamba cobblers, we were rooting for their success. Alas, it appears success was fleeting for this brand.


PaPauls of Germany Black Satin Pointe Shoesuls– Discontinued making their lovely German model Pawlowa or any pointe shoe model with their branding. Pauls still exists as a business, but now only carries other brands.


Roden- An exciting brand from Israel, they came and Roden Pointe Shoeswent faster than a runaway locomotive.


Rumpf– Rumpf of Germany is still in business, however, they have stopped pointe shoe production and discontinued their models Anna and Maria.


Salvio Pointe ShoeSalvio-Closed doors after decades of business. A very sad and poignant tale of a dedicated family business .


Tripudio pointe shoesTripudio- An interesting brand that originated in Malta, but quickly vanished from the market.


TKS pointe shoesTKS of Germany-Alive and well with a functioning website in 2014, the domain is now offline. These were hand-crafted with family talent and expertise, so it gives me a pang to post the brand to the memorial page.