Knowing how risky it feels to buy dance shoes online, I feel compelled to share my experience. I have bought already twice from this site and the first time I was not so satisfied. The second time I decided to buy these shoes, for two reasons: 1. I liked them 2. I could not decide if 35 or 36 was my size and these shoes ran only on 36...
The delivery was excellent in terms of time and quality and cost. The shoes are well manufactured, I only needed to make new holes. The design and color is very unusual on the dancefloor and the support is good. I got size 36, having measured the footprint on old dance shoes. My exact length is 22.7 cm. The help from the chat had recommended 35, but thankfully I chose 36.
The heel is 7.5 cm and for a dancer with an experience of 2.5 years the height is very good. For a beginner, I would recommend a more safe style (x strap below the arch or T strap and heel lower than 7 cm); however, this shoe has a small toe opening which does not let the foot slip outside the shoe and this shape is very fitting. It goes slightly generous with girth and the satin underneath the toes is a little slippery when you wear tights, but easy to get used to it if you tie tightly the strap around the ankle.
Hopefully, I gave as detailed and useful info as possible. Overall, I recommend the shoe for improvers and advanced level, for most outfits and it makes a difference on the dance floor. Enjoy dancing!
Stunning pair of dance heels. This was one pair of two which I bought from light in the box different styles and colors but sizes seem to differ amongst them. I have 37 1/2 sized feet but ordered the 38 size due to my wide feet. This pair fits me perfectly whilst the other was a bit tight. The color I would consider to be more maroon than purple but it is the same as in the picture. I opted for the stilletto heel (as in pic) and they are stunning! Comfortable for sure not dissapointed one bit.
Word of Warning: the import duties & taxes from South Africa were 55% on these shoes. The savings I initially thought I would get by ordering online dissapeared once I had to pay for the import Tax.
Edit 13.08.2013 : Lightinthe box was so kind to refund me some of the import tax! Very good customer service attitude will buy from this website again and recommend them to friends!
Beautiful shoe, wonderful color, comfortable fit. I've very happy with this shoe. I chose the lower heel end it's perfect even though the higher heel is beautiful too.
very very comfortable I regret that I have bought low heel
très très belle paire, ne pas avoir le pied trop large.
I was worried that buying shoes without trying them on wasn't a very good idea, but I have to say these shoes fit well and are comfortable and hold the foot well. I bought 4 pairs of dancing shoes in all and I am very pleased, also I have to say that LightInTheBox have been excellent, great communications via messages and I can't fault them. Thank you, I look forward to dancing with my new shoes and I will be buying from you again!
Wonderful shoe, great price, timely delivery. Highly recommend.
Sehr schöner Tanzschuh. und schnelle Lieferung.
Great product. Wellmade shoe and fit great (i went half size lower bc these dance shoes will stretch over time). Very pleased
These shoes are quite wide across the toes perfect for people like me as I can dance in them for hours and not get sore feet.