4 March 2019

WEARING SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

Second hand dance shoes have few positives, mainly relating to cost saving. There is also little harm done if they are in pristine condition. However, consider a few other factors. Dance shoes are an investment on the well-being of dancers’ feet. Once new shoes are worn, they are broken in. They mould and adjust to their first owner’s pressure points, and the shape of their feet. Indentations in the cushioning soon appear, where toes exert pressure. Moreover, dance shoes start to “give” and loosen up once worn. Stepping into another dancer’s worn shoes will impact on the imprint made by the original owner. There may also be health concerns. Lastly, dance shoes have a limited shelf life and deteriorate in long term storage. So when buying dance shoes, consider that second hand shoes could be a false economy. To your happy feet! 




10 January 2019

What's in a Heel?

Generally, choice of heels in dance shoes is reflective of styles of dance. Stiletto for tango, block for Ceroc, flare for latin  and contour for ballroom are some examples of heel trends. For men, it’s generally cuban heels for latin and low heels for everything else. 

That said, personal choices are not set in concrete unless prescribed by dance associations for specific purposes. Comfort and style are key to making suitable heel choices, determined by heel height and base width. GlamourDance caters for your choice of heels in your preferred shoe style to fit various dance styles.  

Lastly, adding heel protectors to the heel tips will ensure the tips are not worn down, whilst also making a difference to improved dancing and personal safety through better grip on the floor. Heel protectors also ensure pristine dance floors remain unscratched. 

GlamourDance stocks a huge range of heel protectors for most heels.