The most important thing for a dancer is the shoe. For us Charleston dancers it is important to find a footwear, which we are stable in and which has a smooth sole, so that we can swivel over the dance floor. In this blog we would like to introduce you to some shops, which are worth checking out in the search for your perfect dance shoe.
Aris Allen is a shoe brand which offers dance shoes with a suede sole for women and men. The shoes are designed by swing dancers for other swing dancers.
Price range: £39 - £62
This brand offers Greek Sandals with a unique design with hidden elevation for better arch, ankle and knee support. All shoes have leather upper and lining and a smooth sole, so that you can swivel perfectly over the dance floor
Price range: £82 – £93
Bleyer Shoes offers many different styles of dance shoes for both, men and women. The brand is run by a UK based company called The Swing Dance Company Limited.
Price range: £40 - £115
Slide&Swing is a really new brand, which established in Spain in 2013. You can get dance shoes for both men and women there, and they are all handmade with an upper, lining and sole all in leather, so the shoe is very light and smooth.
Price range: £111 - £155
These dance shoes for men and women are a bit more pricey, but you get really beautiful classic dance shoes with leather soles or synthetic soles. All shoes are tested by professional dancers to see if the shoe really makes a good dance shoe considering the comfort of your feet while dancing.
Price range: £165 - £196
If you don’t want to buy dance shoes, because you already have shoes which fit your feet perfectly and you know you could dance in them all night long, but the sole is not smooth enough, you could resole your shoes with a leather sole.
We already wrote a blog about the different types of shoes there are. If you want to know which shoe could be fitting for you and the pros and cons of each type of shoe, you should have a look at Fiona’s blog too!