Post # 1
They’re supposed to be comfortable, right? I’m thinking of getting them for the wedding! They all have ankle straps, which is the 2nd biggest dealbreaker for me after comfort. And the look would go well enough with my vintage-look tea lenght dress, I think. My other option I’m considering is Angela Nuran’s… but they’re $300. Thats more than my dress. I figure for $30-50 I can compromise a little. (We are super low budget and I don’t know if I can splurge $300 on myself)
What do you guys think? Would they look bad?
Post # 3
I don’t what these are. What do they look like?
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Post # 4
You can wear what you want. Character shoes come in many colors too.
Post # 5
I think it’s a good idea. I say go for it, especially since they’re designed to be danced in. Just make sure you break them in.
Post # 6
So I went and tried some on, and the only 3″ ones were also the only ones that don’t come in a wide width :p Figures
The online search will continue!
Post # 7
Character shoes are awesome.
All the cool grown-up dancers at the theatre I worked at in high school had LaDuca character shoes…they’re spendy ($200-250 range), which is why I never bought my own, but they’re gorgeous, very comfy, and extremely well-made. They would probably be very easily resellable to recoup some of the cost if you don’t want to keep them.
I used to stare at the website when I was 17 and doing musicals and wish I could afford them…so pretty.
Post # 8
I am going to tell you that until they are broken in which takes a while…they are NOT COMFORTABLE at all (at least the majority of them aren’t…I’d really look at all reviews before committing). They are a good investment in general if you plan on wearing them a lot and getting through the breaking in period because they are well made and last a long time. I say this as a theatre major.
Post # 9
What color are you going for?
Check out Discount Dance Supply, when I danced I ordered shoes from there all the time. http://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/shoes/character-shoes/page1?PerPage=36&SID=245476450&Shop=Style
I never found character shoes to be uncomfortable or have much of a breaking-in period. (Then again, I also did pointe, THOSE shoes takes some breaking in!)
Post # 10
Check out Aris Allen (dancestore.com) they’re not character shoes but actual dance shoes (mostly swing but work for ballroom I guess). I have moderately wide feet and these are pretty much the only thing I dance in. My theatre friend even loves them in place of her characters.
They can also be found at some dance supply stores so it would be worth calling around to see.
Some thoughts on their shoes:
The Satin T-straps are a tiny bit snug at first across the platform of your foot but stuff it with tissue paper or news paper to stretch them out and they’re fine. The ivory is a true creamy ivory while the white is very white.
If you want something blue shoes I recommend the blue & white velvet & mesh mary janes- they used to have these cute 3″ heeled pumps with a fake-ostrich skin blue heart insert, I saw them at the warehouse this past summer but I don’t see them on the site.
Post # 11
I’ve worn some pretty uncomfortable character shoes. Make sure you are able to try them on before committing.
Post # 12
I think that’s a great idea! Coming from someone who’s feet were in a lot of pain on wedding day, I wish I had thought of that before!