(Closed) Ballroom dancing shoes

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thanks for this post! I am considering the same, but unsure where to go/shop. I have foot issues (bunions) and so I can’t online shop (browse sure, but not buy). Any direction is appreciated.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I have ballroom dancing shoes, because I take dance classes and there are events where we just dance all night.

They are totally worth it. Way more comfortable than regular shoes, and the fabric underneath allows you to spin all night long without resistance under your feet (vs regular rubber that sticks on the floor), so it’s better on the ankles – and on your dancing style! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wore Angela Nuran shoes on my wedding day – which are built like ballroom dancing shoes. One of the best decisions I ever made.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a ballroom dancer and I love my shoes. Like any other shoes you have tp find just the right pair for you. But once you do you will have them forever if you take care of them. Don’t ever wear them outside. The dirt and grit will not only break them down but also the dance floors. I carry mine in a bag until I get into whatever venue we are going to.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a pair for ballroom dancing, but unlike other posters, my feet get sore after an hour of dancing.  I was thinking of placing a gel insole pad to the part of the shoe where the balls of my feet contact to see if they would be more comfortable.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@BlueChampagne: My shoes are about 2.5 inches high.  My soreness in other shoes depends on the amount of cushioning in them, but I find that placing a small gel insole onto the shoe where my feet get sore does wonders!

If you plan on wearing ballroom shoes, I would wear them indoors only.  They usually have suede on the bottom and wearing them outside would just damage them.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BlueChampagne: Like risti bisti said, only indoors, but I would think that the ceremony and indoor pictures would be fine.   You can always buy a really cheap pair for outdoor photos or use flip flops.  If you are going to take ballroom classes you might consider buying a second pair.  It might mess up the ones you want for your wedding day.

You will love taking the classes.  I have not been able to make it much this year and my body is feeling it.  I was in the best shape when I was going consistantly.

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