WIDE feet!!! and ballroom shoes

#42
Is there a dance shoe specialist in your area? I have a lady here in Edmonton who'll measure your foot and put in a custom order for you that goes to England. It takes a long time to get the shoe, but many people have odd feet. She's over 6'5" and is well acquainted with ballroom dancing in big big shoes. Im also very tall, have wide feet and long feet (I'm 5'11"), and wear three inchers. If you can find someone to help you get custom shoes you shouldn't have a problem.
 
#43
On buckles - my chinese pumps had a strap (which I like) but an odd buckle. It was composed of a regular pin in an up-and-down buckle - but this was not attached to the shoe but rode on the strap permanently. Instead the show has a prong on it that you hook around the strap behind the buckle. Does that description make sense? I hated them as the prong tended to get entagled with teh strap and buckle so that it was near impossible to take off.

Is this type of thing common?
Most of the dance heels I've had have had this type of buckle. I love it as you can slip it right on and off in about half a second, rather than having to futz with putting the pin in the hole each time.

I have one pair of shoes with a regular buckle and it always seems to take ages to get them on when I really just want to be dancing!
 
#44
Most of the dance heels I've had have had this type of buckle. I love it as you can slip it right on and off in about half a second, rather than having to futz with putting the pin in the hole each time.

I have one pair of shoes with a regular buckle and it always seems to take ages to get them on when I really just want to be dancing!
Maybe there was something wrong with mine - perhaps the strap was too soft as the hook kept getting tangled. It may also be that I like to have the strap fairly tight - none of my shoes fit very well - and these buckles are not very good with a bi of pressure.
 
#46
Maybe there was something wrong with mine - perhaps the strap was too soft as the hook kept getting tangled.
Was the buckle too big? If the buckle is large enough the hook can go through the square opening in the buckle instead of hooking around the strap behind the buckle. It's a little annoying but it doesn't take too much care to prevent it from happening.
 
#47
My Supadances came! Even though they were "wide" they were still quite narrow and I had a very hard time getting the front of my foot in....they are really tight...how do I know if they are too tight? There were marks after I took them off just after 5 minutes. Not sure if I should just keep them and hope they stretch out alot
 
#48
My Supadances came! Even though they were "wide" they were still quite narrow and I had a very hard time getting the front of my foot in....they are really tight...how do I know if they are too tight? There were marks after I took them off just after 5 minutes. Not sure if I should just keep them and hope they stretch out alot
Which style did you buy? You may have order a style that runs narrow to begin with so that the "wide" version is still very close to a regular width.
 
#49
Got these---they weren't as wide as I hoped! I don't know if I should keep them or not. My foot is really smushed. But it may be the best I can do since ordering from the UK site to get an XXW would be risky.
 
#50
Got these---they weren't as wide as I hoped! I don't know if I should keep them or not. My foot is really smushed. But it may be the best I can do since ordering from the UK site to get an XXW would be risky.
I have those in a regular width and they are a bit tight on me in the width, but i have wide feet. I didn't find them to run particularly narrow. Maybe you should try going up a size?
 
#51
maybe i should just keep these and see if i can stand them. hopefully they will stretch out......i mean at least i could get my foot in without cracking any bones.

i can't go up a size, it will be too loose on the length. i got the 2s in Supadance they are even slightly large on the length **tear** but narrow on the width **tear**

i'm tempted to get these Capezio Brenda's in wide because they are so pretty...but I'm sure the quality is not as good as Supadance. Showtime didn't sell any black ones in Wide that I liked...so i am considering these. They come in wide and offer more spice on the side of the foot since there are only 2 skinny straps. has anyone tried these? is the quality too crappy for $100?



oh and i like your makeup in your avatar danceislove :)
 
#54
Someone wrote about "comfort dance shoes" (obvious URL) and that they are made in wide widths. Did anyone try these shoes ? How long do they last - hopefully not a practice or two like my current practice shoes (ordered from outside USA) ?

Apart from ordering wide widths and lower heel - 2 inch - from supadance UK website......anybody else got any suggestions on court and practice shoes in wide widths ? Any US supplier of supadance shoe in these requirements - i looked left and right on web but to no avail.
 

bastet

Active Member
#55
you might try ordering shoes with an adjustable front buckle since "wide" has a variety of meanings from "a little wide" (like the next half size up in width but not length) to "I-need-to-have-my-shoes-handmade" wide.

I have a friend who has a short, very wide foot- with foot width being something like a full size up from the width associated with her foot length....( I guess she'd be something like a double wide width or a "D" or something). She has to be very careful what shoes she gets or get handmades for dancing. But there are some adjustable front shoes out there in several brands- Supadance and others- that might fit the bill.
 
#56
Thanks for reply. I am in need of standard court and practice shoes since i only dance standard. A lot more choices for latin adjustable width shoes... thanks again.
 

bastet

Active Member
#57
well- no problem- I dance mostly Argentine tango now so am not up on all the ballroom shoe availability. For practice shoe- I know there are adjustable front shoes, usually mesh with lace up- which will accomodate a wider foot. For closed toe shoes- I"d say your best bet is too see what may be out there that has a very rounded toe area. The pointy toes are going to fit narrower. Sorry I don't have more info- best of luck in your search! Maybe they'll start making something soon, but I thought I had seen some buckle type fronts on standard shoes a year or so ago. ???? Can't remember where.

For tango practice, I use my Aris Allen Rugcutter's. They are super comfortable, all leather and have a small flexible platform so I can stay on my feet for a long time. They have a lace-up front that will accomodate most feet unless very wide or very narrow and becasue they are suede, will last a long time.
 
#58
Ok I've already searched the old threads and didn't find anything. I desperately need to find some shoes that fit my feet. I have fairly big, wide feet and a high arch. I wear a size 10 street shoe, typically a 9.5 dance shoe (haven't figured out my correct UK size yet). My feet are wide across the toe box and I have a high arch. I'd like a flexible shoe that is really bendy and easy to point. To make things more complicated..I would prefer a 2.5" heel or lower, but I would wear any size heel if the shoe fit correctly!!

Ok I suppose that is my criteria, does this ring any bells for anyone? Pleaseee share your shoe suggestions for me. :notworth:
 

dlgodud

Active Member
#59
I just ordered and received a pair of shoes from www.zem. co.uk. I actually ordered two pairs with wrong size, but sent them an email to change the size. I have wide and short feet, so it's extremely hard to find shoes that will fit on my feet.

I received one pair which was made with the wrong size, but I think I can wear them. The other one they will remake with the correct size. I am waiting for those. I ordered Extra large size of International.

If you are willing to take risk, I would suggest to take look at the website. They make XXL size as well.
 

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