WOMEN: For women who are not used to wearing heels, a lower heel height is suggested. Common heel heights range between 1 and 3 inches. Thicker heels distribute weight over more surface area and are definitely more comfortable to wear. Thicker, shorter heels are called Cuban heels. Some dance shoe style are available in platform heels, which gives the look of a higher heel height.
MEN: For Latin, many styles come in a 1.5 inch heel. At least a 1 inch heel is available in most Mens dance shoe styles. Heels are recommended to help with hip movement.
No, with the exception of the Dance Sneakers. Because the Sneakers are unisex, men should order 2 sizes larger than their regular shoe size (ex. Men's size 9 is a size 11 in the Dance Sneakers). For customers outside the U.S., please refer to our size chart.
To keep shoes looking clean, shoe polish is great for leather. Satin, mesh and sparkle net can be cleaned with soap and water. Suede bottom shoes can wear out quickly if worn on the street. It is best to wear suede bottom shoes on dance floor surfaces only (such as hard wood floors). We suggest switching into dance shoes once arriving to your dance destination. Many dance new shoes come with a shoe bag for this reason.
Wire shoe brushed can be used to clean suede bottom shoes. The wire not only removes debris from the bottom, but it also lifts the nap to make the suede like new again.
We suggest using a cushioned sole. As dancers may be on the dance floor for long periods of time, having a cushioned sole will keep your feet from growing tired quickly. Some dance shoes come with extra padding built into the sole and any dance shoe can hold shoe inserts found in general stores and pharmacies.
Dance shoes can often be taken into shoe repair stores to have the bottoms re-sueded.
Absolutely. We offer a group discount of 10% for six or more of the same item purchased regardless of size or color.
For our return policy, please click here. **Please note that any worn shoes cannot be returned. The shoes must be returned as they were purchased.