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Have Gamba’s Former Cobblers Said Goodbye To Their Me.Me Dance Pointe Shoe Brand?

The U.K.-based company, Me.Me Dance, that was founded by several former Gamba pointe shoe makers,  appears to have disappeared.  Five years ago, It was an interesting discovery not only for a new concept pointe shoe, but that a few talented cobblers decided not to let Gamba’s closure stop them from working their craft. You can read the original post here :

The New Concept 9 Pointe Shoe By Me.Me Dance

The Official Me.Me Dance Website Link Doesn’t Work Anymore

swan diving

down we go……

I  typically try to test the links on the sidebar here as I often as I can. Sometimes, companies change domains.  Sometimes, it is an error on my part. Most of the time, however, it means the brand has been a dying swan and sank to the bottom of the lake feathers and all.

Me.Me Dance Has A  Blog; Albeit With A Few Cobwebs Hanging

I decided to do a little domain investigation about me.medance.co.uk. The domain is free and  is available for sale. That means the broken link isn’t a server problem. There is no longer an official website to place orders. Links are not working on their blog, neither has there been activity since 2015.  I decided to go ahead and send an inquiry in a comment area even though it looks abandoned. Wishful thinking on my part? Absolutely!

There Was Genuine Interest When They Debuted Their Shoes In 2012

I think one of the most informative articles about the specs of the pointe shoes  was published by Ballet News U.K. when they were first introduced to the dance community in the summer of 2012. You can get a great idea of the struggles and challenges of perfecting a pointe shoe design in this article.

I searched for Me.Me Dance on social media sites, but found nothing. I found one dancewear shop in the UK who lists them as available stock and have sent an email to the company. Unless I learn otherwise, it appears this pointe shoe brand is now  discontinued.

 

 

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The New Concept 9 Pointe Shoe By Me.Me Dance

Concept 9 Pointe Shoes

Concept 9 for professional dancers

In several of my past posts, I mention how “futuristic” pointe shoe names are becoming. Although construction methods and materials have changed with some manufacturers, they more or less name their shoes girly or ballet-related names.  That is why models that have ultra-modern names stand out from the crowd.

The latest model on the market is the Concept 9 by Me.Me Dance, a newly-formed British company with long-established experience in the craft of making beautiful, professional pointe shoes that actually fit and function the way they are supposed to.

Me.me Dance is in the business of providing answers for the dancer who has grown frustrated trying to find the right shoe for her foot type.

More About The Me.Me Dance Company

According to the Me.Me Company official website, the business is U.K. based and operated by several former Gamba pointe shoe makers. If you are a dancer who loved the craftsmanship and beauty of the Gamba shoe, the Concept 9 originates from the very same talented craftsmen. Halleluiah!

The loss of Gamba in the U.K. may no longer be such a huge cause of frustration for Gamba-loving ballet dancers. With Gamba professionals at the helm of creating the Concept 9 shoes, it looks like a win-win situation for everyone.

What I find pleasing about the Me.Me Dance website is the F.A.Q. page. Many pointe shoe companies behave as if they are allergic to customer inquiries. Me.Me Dance attempts to provide as much information as possible to the visitor who may have questions.

The Concept 9  Demi-Pointe And Full Pointe

Me.me Demi Pointe

Me.me dance offers two models, a demi-pointe and a regular full pointe shoe. I love the aesthestics of the demi-pointe which is shown here. Both versions offer a slightly different vamp cut from each other. The full pointe model comes with several shank strengths and has a nicely balanced toe box and platform. The shoes are amazingly pretty and the choice of satin color superb.

A New British Pointe Shoe Brand-How Exciting!

British Flag

Me.me Dance is a proudly British company and encourages dancers to buy British products. I love the pride they display for their beautiful country of England and wish for them much success  and continued growth in the world of dance.

This also goes to show that companies (like Repetto who acquired Gamba) can buy the brand name, but they cannot buy the experienced pointe shoe maker. Those makers will go where they please and create pointe shoes where they want to. The shoes come from the hands of the cobbler, not the brand name.

To find out more information about ordering the Concept 9 by Me.Me Dance, visit their official website, Me-medance.co.uk.