Should I wear dance shoes for wedding shoes?

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

rosecut:  I would bet there are some possible other options besides ballet shoes or jazz shoes….

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  edepp2010.
Post # 3
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Have you tried various brands and types of flats? I know Lucky Brand makes flats that I found to be comfortable and they’re not too far off from ballet flats but they are real shoes.

Post # 4
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would avoid the jazz shoes that are spray painted route. I use to dance and had to do that once on a pair of jazz shoes because the colour needed was out of stock. The paint covered the leather but it looked very plastic like and it didn’t take long for the paint to start cracking. Linge shoes or other ballet style flats seem like a better option.

Post # 5
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

rosecut:  I’m a dancer. I would not recommend ballet flats or jazz shoes. Unless you are a dancer and have worn these styles for a very long time, they require a lot of muscle to remain comfortable with a high arch because they have almost no support and maximum flexibility. I’d use a character/ballroom shoe. I prefer Bloch.

(Here is classic character shoe)

(this one is a teaching shoe- so it has a look like a ballet slipper but more support)

You could also look at latin/ballroom shoes but they tend to have a much higher heel. 

Post # 9
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

rosecut:  Yeah I guess I was just thinking the teaching shoe would be nicer because lots of non-dancers don’t have very muscular feet to hold up their own arches/distribute weight. If you’re used to them then you’d probably be fine. Have you considered other flats in comfort brands? I also have a wide toe box, narrow heel and high arch. I really like dansko, birkenstock, camper, etc. Not the cutest shoes in the universe but they have a lot more style variety than you might think! Best of luck!

Post # 10
33 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

rosecut:  I am wearing ball room dancing shoes. They have a short heel to help with height and posture but flexible to allow my feet to move. They are very comfortable. Here is a pic:

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