(Closed) Character shoes??

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t what these are. What do they look like?

ETA: Have you tried scouring a site like beyondtherack.com for some killer deals? They have tons of designer brand items that go on sale for only a day or two so you can get $300 shoes for $50!!

Post # 4
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can wear what you want. Character shoes come in many colors too.



Post # 5
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee

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
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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 # 10
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve worn some pretty uncomfortable character shoes. Make sure you are able to try them on before committing. 

Post # 12
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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!

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