dancepig Posted June 17, 2003 Report Share Posted June 17, 2003 I'm not sure if this is a post for the adult students or a pointe shoe topic, but since I'm an adult student, I thought I would start it here. If any of you use the Gaynor Minden toe wrap tape, you know it usually costs anywhere from $6.00 to $8.00 a roll. I e-mailed Gaynor to see if they sold it in a larger size roll, but they said no. I then realized the tape is a 3M product (more specifically 3M Microfoam Elastic Tape) and did a search on the net and found it can be purchased for as low as $3.00 per roll! So I ordered it, and received it within two days even though I requested ground shipping, not second or overnight delivery. It is the exact same thing. If you enter 3m microfoam tape in the search (I used Yahoo) you'll find a lot of different places from which to order it, the site I used is: http://woundcareshop.safeshopper.com/116/384.htm?384 If you're unfamiliar with this tape, I have to tell you it is a wonderful thing. The tape is elastic so that it moves with your foot and it is sticky enough to stay on, but not so sticky that you can't get it off. I can usually reuse a piece several times. You can tear it with your fingers so that you don't need sicssors. I use it when using pointe shoes wrapped around my foot at the base of the toes because my feet are extremely compressable. I also use it to keep bandaids on my feet (when I get blisters). I also use it around any sore points when I'm just working out in the gym. So you can see a savings of $5.00 per roll reallys adds up for someone like me. Quote Link to comment
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