Ballroom Dance/Latin Dance Shoe Brides — Are you out there?

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I only changed into them during the reception – I wanted to dance and my ceremony shoes would NOT have cut it.  I actually regret not changing into my ceremony shoes when we took some additional pictures later during the reception.

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Busy bee

I will be interested to see any responses as well. I hear Aris Allen’s shoes aren’t half bad.

Bee Knubbsy-Wubbsy posted about hers here.

They come in a white too- which could perhaps be dyed if you like.

 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My wedding is not till next year, but I’m a dancer and have worn my latin dance shoes for 12 hours+ at compitions. They are more comfortable than any of my other high heels and they are only cheap chinese ones. Warning though: make certain you are getting hard leather soles, suade soles will be destroyed by any surface other than carpet and wooden floors. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I 2nd hard leather soles.  I dance Argentine Tango and recently splurged on my first pair of Comme il Fauts for my wedding next year; they are my first pair of 4″ heels and once I broke them in are the most comfortable, stable pair of heels I own.  Comme il Fauts and a few other tango shoe brands like NeoTango have some flashy styles that some gals might like.  However, I know CiF only does limited runs of their styles, so if you have your heart set on something you may or may not be able to get them.

 

 

 

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did!

As a dancer though, I have multiple pairs. The number one rule of dance shoes is that you can’t wear them outside! AKA they won’t work for a wedding all day, you’d have to change into them. They’re also all pretty ugly… haha.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I bought light in the box latin dance shoes and they are urber comfortable.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am getting married in June and I will be wearing ballroom shoes.  I’m a dancer (not a ballroom dancer but a theatre/jazz/tap/etc. dancer) and I wanted to wear a shoe that I wouldn’t immediately want off my feet as soon as I got to the reception.  I ordered mine from a website and they were very reasonably priced and they are very comfortable.  My ceremony and reception will be indoors and we are only going to have a few outdoor pictures taken so I didn’t stress about the suede soles.  I figure that if I’m really worried, then I’ll grab a pair of flip flops to wear for the outdoor pictures. (The shoes weren’t all that expensive and I wasn’t intending to wear them ever again after the wedding).  I’m really excited to have comfy shoes for the day and I also happen to think they are very cute! 

These are the ones I went with!

http://www.danceshoesonline.com/fls383-6.html

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I also bought dance shoes from Danceshoesonline like choreographer82. http://www.danceshoesonline.com/Dance-Shoes/  I purchased some salsa shoes and we actually will be Salsa dancing at the wedding, however I am not a dancer. 

They do have suede soles so they might not be what you are looking for, but some of them are really cute and completely reasonable price so even if they only last the day it’s not a big deal.  You get to pick your heel height which I think is completely awesome because my FH is only an inch taller than me. Also you can put a “logo” on the inside of the shoe instead of the company name so I put our names and wedding date as my logo.  I don’t have them yet, but I can let you know how they turn out.  They are being shipped now.

http://www.danceshoesonline.com/LS165919.html

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

What about Hey Lady shoes? They’re supposed to be made like dance shoes, but with soles that can go outside/wherever. That’s probably what I am going to end up doing.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I haven’t chosen my ceremony shoes yet but my reception shoes will be exactly like one of my pairs of ballroom shoes but in white (the ones I wear for my classes are nude).   They’re ULTRA comfy.

They aren’t listed here in white, but I’ve seen them in person in the store

http://www.supadanceshoes.com/english/1403-flesh-satin.htm

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Payless shoe stores carry dancing shoes. I ballroom frequently and have bought a few pairs there. They have a feltish sole that isn’t meant to be worn outside. They are very comfortable and don’t cost a small fortune. My last pair of good dance heels cost me well over $200, and other than the better sole, they are not any better than my Payless pairs. I did have a Payless pair resoled with suede for $30, much better on the pocket book.

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