Post # 1
Could any girls who wore ballroom dance shoes or latin dance shoes for their wedding please provide feedback on the comfortableness? I’m thinking this is the way to go, but there do not seem to be that many brides who have gone this route. I am trying to find the perfect 12 hour on-my-feet shoes… I really don’t want to switch shoes mid-way through the day.
I also don’t want to sacrific too much style for comfort…so if you have pics, those would be appreciated too!!
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
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.
Post # 7
@Anise: Comme Il Fauts are gorgeous shoes, but I don’t think they often come in white or ivory. Still jealous that you have a pair!
Any other bees out there who have worn ballroom dance/social/smooth/tango or latin dance shoes to their wedding? My second shipment of dance shoes arrived today (and these are my third shipment of possible wedding shoes) and I am still hestiating on sealing the deal with them. I’d like to get some real experiences from girls who have worn these type of shoes for their wedding…and how it went.
Post # 8
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.
Post # 9
I bought light in the box latin dance shoes and they are urber comfortable.
Post # 10
@PeachSnapple: The white ones I bought were a special model made for Maleva Shoes. Unfortunately I don’t think they have any left. http://www.malevashoes.com/exclusivemodel.html
Post # 11
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!
Post # 12
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.
Post # 13
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.
Post # 14
I actually don’t care too much about wearing them outside…. I know the suede soles will be shot afterwards, but like some of the other girls here, I won’t be wearing them after the wedding.
I loved one of the a pairs of shoes I ordered, but after trying them on and putting them next to the dress, my mom and I have decided that they are the wrong color. But they are seriously pretty, if anyone needs a pretty ballroom dance shoe to look for in a gold/rose-gold color, these are really nice!
I’m coming to the conclusion that I’m probably going to end up as a two-shoe bride…. a fancier pair of shoes for the wedding ceremony and photos, and then a more comfortable pair of dance shoes for the actual reception. All the dance shoes I’ve tried on have been like walking on thin pillows of air. I just need to find the “right” pair, lol.
Post # 15
- 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
Post # 16
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.