Post # 1
Hello! I often struggle with finding shoes to my liking because it’s hard to find cute shoes that don’t have a 4″ and upwards heel height and finding shoes for my wedding is proving no easier. Has anyone worn dance shoes on their wedding day? They tend to have lower heels, in the height range I’m looking for and they have a roundness to them that suggest comfort. Does anyone have any experience with these or know a good source to shop them from?
Or would these kind of shoes look costume-y?
Post # 3
I previously worked in a dance shoe store, and yes these shoes are VERY costume-y. Also the sole of the shoe is generally a suede type material, so if you are walking around anywhere askide from a well maintained dave floor you are going to destroy the sole of the shoes.
I would really not recomend dance shoes for anything other than dancing- they will be destroyed part way through the day/night and you will have shelled out all that cash for nothing.
As well danceshoes are very flixible and easy to point feet and do intricate moves in, they do not offer a lot of support, there is a very good chance that you could easily hurt yourself in these shoes.
Post # 4
@yehyehgirl: These were my “dance” style shoes:
They were the talk of the night 🙂 I got them on modcloth.com for a wondeful price!
EDIT: They were very comfortable, easy to dance in, didn’t sink into the grass, weren’t ruined at the end of the night, and were everything I was looking for!
Post # 5
@yehyehgirl: If you want to wear ballroom shoes for your wedding you will need to be okay with throwing them out after (they will get ruined). Also, the soles are not waterproof. I’ve never actually hurt myself in these types of shoes like PoppyH said, however I have fairly strong feet. If your feet are not strong enough, I could definitely see an injury happening easily.
Post # 6
@housebee: I’m happy to hear you’ve never hurt yourself in them, and having strong feet certainly does help A LOT!
The amount of people that I had come into the dance store I worked at trying to return shoes because they hurt themselves from improper wear was insane. It’s the not products fault. There is a reason that you don’t automatically start out in fancy ballroom shoes, you start in a beginner shoes-
-ugh sorry to rant, past dancer of 22 years.
Post # 7
You might want to look into character shoes instead of dance shoes. They’re used in theatre as they’re applicable for almost every character. http://www.capezio.com/capezio-adult-t-strap.html I think they’re pretty comfortable and more durable than dance shoes.
Post # 8
i have the perfect medium: angela nuran shoes! built upon the basis of a ballroom dance shoe but meant for formal occasions. you get all of the comfort and none of the apparent dangers of true ballroom shoes. i wore the angela nuran starletta and i was able to wear my 4.5″ heels for my entire wedding without issue. its important to note that i live in clogs and flats and avoid heels because they are just too painful.
check them out!
Post # 9
I agree with character shoes– But you HAVE to break them in before you wear them around! They will DESTROY your feet! (I have Capezios)
Post # 10
I know this doesn’t answer your question, but I wore the following flats for my wedding. Not sure if you’re set on dance shoes, but if you just search for flats in your wedding colors, stuff will pop up. :
Post # 11
@lapelirroja: thanks for the Angela Nuran suggestion, looks like they have some great options!
Post # 12
@PoppyH: & @housebee Got it, dance shoes are not the answer. Thanks for your expertise!
Post # 13
@Payless: cute! I understand why they were the talk of the night!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I wore ballroom shoes for my wedding. I’m a dancer, so I knew they would be the most comfortable option. I WAS going to buy a pair at a local ballroom shoe store, knowing full well that the 150-200 dollars I dropped on my shoes would be lost after (well, I couldn’t wear them to dance in, anyway) but I wanted to be comfy more than anything. Then I decided to try buying them online, and if they didn’t fit, then I’d be out 50 bucks, and still had the option of buying locally.
These were my shoes. There’s also an option to get a street sole instead of a suede dance sole.
Then I glued crystals all over them.
Post # 15
@Purple_Bride: those are what I’m looking for looks-wise & the heel appears to be within the height range I Want. But what about the remarks made above?
[As well danceshoes are very flixible and easy to point feet and do intricate moves in, they do not offer a lot of support, there is a very good chance that you could easily hurt yourself in these shoes]
i am NOT a dancer and haven’t been practicing ANY fitness routine in the past 2 years. I’m as out of shape as I’ve ever been. Are these shoes the type that could cause injury to someone like me?
Thanks got your input 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I had dance shoes custom made from “mythique” tango shoes- they have you trace your foot. Idk how their reputation has been, but our experience was really good!