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 , decided to focus on one type of shoe, 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.
Angelo Luzio -Today, the Angelo Luzio ballet shoe collection consists only of a wide variety of soft slippers.
Cecilia Kerche-Her lovely website and shoe models were online for a very short time. I was in love with the Ballerina model.
Etirel-Intersport- Although a soft slipper has survived, this very interesting pointe model is no longer featured on the company website.
Jowy Queen-A brand from Argentina that simply disappeared from sight.
Meiguan-They used to have a genuine domain, but no more. Even the company branding has vanished.
MeMe Dance-Created by former Gamba cobblers, we were rooting for their success. Alas, it appears success was fleeting for this brand.
Mice Fiestas– Made in Spain with an interesting name, the company that made these shoes has gone strictly Flamenco. How very sad! These shoes were so intriguing.
Pauls– 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 went 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-Closed doors after decades of business. A very sad and poignant tale of a dedicated family business .
Theatre Ballet– Created by Principal Dancers, this brand had six different models to choose from. Both the brand and the domain no longer exist.
Tripudio- An interesting brand that originated in Malta, but quickly vanished from the market.
TKS 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 is disheartening to have to add the brand to the memorial page.
Diamar of Argentina– The removal of this intriguing brand and its website domain from the Internet gave me a pang of sadness. Unfortunately, these too have disappeared into that vast, mysterious realm of discontinued models.