How to shop a good pair of dance shoe?
general guideline, a good dance shoe is light in weight and offers good
stability and support to the dancer. A soft padding in the shoe also
provides comfort to the foot.
How to determine if the fit is
generally needs to fit tighter than street shoe. A snug fit is desirable
when the shoe is brand new. Once the dancer wears the shoe for a few times,
it will stretch out and the fitting will be more comfortable. If the shoe
is loose, it won't provide enough support to the foot. Movement of the
foot inside the shoe will also cause blisters. Please order your Amercian shoe
size. All of the shoes on this website are in US sizes.
open-toe style sandal, the ideal fit is when the toes reach the end of the shoe
while the heel is securely sitting in the heel cup with no or very little
room. Some dancers prefer their toes hang over the edge of the shoe a
little bit to achieve an even snugger fit. To determine if the shoe is
the correct size/length, the dancer must push the foot to the back of the shoe
as much as he/she can and check if there's a lot of room in the toe box
area. If there's very little room, then the size is right.
What is the correct fit for a Latin shoe?
is the open toe sandal style shoe. They need to fit snuggly on the foot. When
the dancer's heel is sitting securely in the back of the shoe, the toes should
reach the front end of the shoe. Quite a few Latin dancers prefer a much
snugger fit and will purposely buy their shoes half size smaller than their
shoe sizes to achieve this goal. In that case, the toes will hang over the
front edge of the shoe a little bit and that is very common among Latin
dancers. In Latin dancing, the dancer is trained to point their toes like a
ballet dancer would. Therefore Latin shoe needs to be more flexible. When the
toes are pointed, the front of the shoe will be pressed downward and thus
create some room in the front of the shoe. Since in Latin dancing, one of the
two feet will always be pointed, a lot of dancers prefer to have the shoe very
tight when they stand flatfooted on the floor. And when they point their feet,
there is very little room in the front end of the shoe. The foot and leg action
and fitting for the shoes are the same for both male and female Latin dancers.
Most female dancers prefer a heel of 3"; some wear a 2.5" heel. Male
dancers wear the 1.5" Latin heel.
What is the correct fit for a Ballroom
Ladies' ballroom shoe is the closed toe pump style shoe. In
International style (Standard dances), ladies are required to wear closed toe, closed
side pump style shoe. They can be without any strap or with a single strap on
top of the shoe to keep the shoe on the foot. If the shoe doesn't have any
straps, the dancer usually wears a clear plastic strap over the shoe to hold
the shoe in place. In American style (Smooth dances), ladies can also choose to
wear closed toe shoe with open side and a crossed straps. The rules for
American style are not as strict as in International style. Most female
ballroom dancers prefer a heel of 2.5" heel. Male ballroom dancers wear a
1" heel ballroom shoe either in plain black leather or the shiny patent
leather. Competitors usually wear the patent leather ballroom shoe. A lot of
male ballroom dancers like their shoes a bit on the stiff side but in the past
few years, many of them prefer the shoe more flexible so they can do the line
figures more easily. But it's a personal preference whether one wants the
ballroom shoe more flexible or not.
Why buy from us?
Feather Dance Shoe has been in business since 1996. We
offer two prominent and popular brands of dance shoes on our website. The
Stephanie Dance Shoe has received rave reviews from professional dancers as
well as amateur dancers across the United States and in Asian countries.
The Go Go Dance Shoe is a new addition to our family but has quickly gained
recognition due to the excellent value the brand offers. Behind these
great products lies a great company that strives to make our customers happy
and satisfied with their purchase experience and is constantly improving in
We ship everything via USPS priority mail. Generally, it
takes 3 to 7 business days for merchandise to arrive. The shipping charge for
the first item is $12.00 (USD) and $3.00 (USD) per item for any addtional
items. Express Mail is also available. Express mail generally
will be received in 1-2 days, depending on location. Shipping
charges for Express mail are $45 (USD) for the first item and $3.00 (USD)
per item for any additional items. The cut off time for Express
Mail orders to be sent out the same day (Monday thru Friday) is
1:30pm PST. Orders received after the cut off time will be sent out the
next buisness day. Also available is Next Buisness Day shipment by
FedEx. This form of shipment is received the next buisness day and
the charge for Next Buisness Day is $72 (USD) for the first item and for
any additional items we will quote the cost prior to completing the
transaction. For shipment outside the U.S., we will quote the shipping
cost prior to completing the transaction.
How long before the return shows up on my
credit card statement?
allow 2-4 weeks. Depending on your credit card company, it may take longer for
the amount we credit back to your card to show up on your statement.
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