There are 2 main types of shoes West Coast Swing dancers wear. The first style is the traditional open toed sandal with a 1" Cuban heel. The 2nd is the Sway'd style boots.
The open-toed sandal can come in a couple of different styles, but the most common style is this one:
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.
Here are the other type of shoes that are very popular with many of the ladies on the floor. These boots are $99 for the Urban Premieres and Urban Steps, and $119 for the Sczkeley.
Your boots should fit like a glove. The shoe should end just in front of your toes, without the toes actually pushing against the inside of the shoe uncomfortably, but without much of a gap in front of them either. Your feet should feel secure, but not stuffed. If your boots fit like a glove, they're perfect.
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You'll usually see them in a tan or black color.
Here are some other examples of West Coast Swing sandals you could get in other styles and colors. We can order any of these styles and generally get them in within 3 business days. They range in price from $69.99 - $74.99.