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Fitting and Care For Your Shoes

Fitting and Care for Your Shoes

General Fitting
Dance shoes are generally worn snugger than street shoes. They must fit snugly, but without pinching, to maintain balance on the dance floor. The shoes will stretch so they must start out tighter than they will normally be worn. However, the shoes should not hurt. Glove snug is the goal. Please try to consider if the fit is uncomfortable, or just different from a street shoe.

Closed Toe Fitting
In closed-toe styles (women's and men's) the toes should be as close to the end of the shoe as comfortable, without crunching your toes.

Open Toe Fitting
In open-toe shoes the sole should be completely covered by your feet; some dancers prefer their toes go over the sole by up to 1/4 inch. This is subject to wearer preference; some ladies are very uncomfortable with coming to or over the end of the sole. We suggest going as short as is comfortable for you.

Sizing
All our shoes are in UK sizes. Below is a conversion for approximate UK size. Please call for style exceptions or additional assistance.

Women's Closed Toe Subtract 2 from your US size for UK size Women's Open Toe - Subtract 2½ from your US size for UK size Men's - Subtract 1 from your US size for approximate UK size Girl's - Subtract ½ from your US size for UK size (for UK Sizes 10-13) Boy's - Subtract ½ from your US size for UK size (for UK Sizes less than 5)

Shoe Care
We recommend brushing the suede soles of the shoes to keep them free of wax build up from the dance floor. The wax will cause soles to wear out faster. Also make sure to never wear your dance shoes outside. Men's shoes should be cared for like any leather shoe. Ladies fabric shoes can be cleaned with a damp cloth for light dirt, or shoe fabric cleaner.