Typically ballroom dancers will go for a neutral color because the neutral color will complete leg lines and make the legs appear longer. I always recommend starting with a neutral color for your 1st pair. Unless you plan on wearing black pants always, then I really feel the neutral tone best matches everything because it is meant to be neutral and blend with skin tones, and no matter what you wear, you're always wearing your skin.
Our Latin Ballroom shoes cost between $69.99 - $74.99 and can be ordered in a 2.5"-3" heel.
Your open toed shoes should fit like a glove. There should not be any gap from the back of your heel to the back of the shoe, and the front of the shoe should not come out much past the tip of your big toe. Any straps should hug the foot securely.
You can get pairs with rhinestones to dress them up even more for fancier events, or if you just want to have some fancy feet.
These shades are all considered neutral and you can find several styles in each of these through Very Fine Shoes, the line we carry. Keep in mind competitive or performing ballroom dancers almost always use a spray tan, so the shoes come in tones that match this as well.
For your 2nd pair I recommend a classic looking black shoe of some kind. This black pair also incorporates mesh, which helps to keep the toes all in and makes for a more comfortable wear often times.
This is only the tiniest example of styles of shoes we can order, but it gives you a small idea as to how many designs, fabrics, and styles we can order.
Latin dance shoes are worn for:
As you can see, many dance genres use a Latin Ballroom shoe. Most Latin ballroom shoes are open toed with a 3"-2.5" flared heel, and many styles are very strappy, though the options are innumerable. A popular and common look for a ballroom shoe is something like this:
After that, the sky's the limit! One in every color and style after that!!
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