WOuld you trust cheap dance shoes?


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I might try 'em out - you can always use them to go out for social dancing if they're not that great.

My prediction is that they'd be ok - not great, but acceptable-, but would wear out really fast.


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I've worn many different brands over the years, and have had various issues with them all regardless of name or price. I say give it a try. You might want to check out danceshoesstore.com. Free (and fast) shipping, and they even contacted me right away when what I ordered wasn't available so I could make a substitution. A lot of the suppliers of "cheap" shoes nail you on shipping costs.

My first salsa dance shoes cost $115 US. I wore them to class and social dancing. (They were my only dance shoes.) Class at least once a week. Social Dancing about twice a week.

They lasted about six months.

My next pair cost $49 US. They too lasted about six months.

The moral of my story: I only buy $49 dance shoes. :)
I bought two pairs. One for practice and the other for shows etc. However, I tend to wear my nicer pair just to get used to wearing the high heel. Now, I love high heels! Both pairs are fine, but I've only owned them for two months now. We'll see how long they last. They did end up costing me a good $200, but I plan on keeping them for a very long time. And I will take them into a repair shop if I have to in order to save money. ;)

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