Dance Shoes

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  • #74675

    Anonymous

    There was a post on Tribe a while back about dance shoes but I cant find it anymore.  I have enough issues with my feet now that I need to start wearing shoes most likely with orthotics when dancing so as to be able to continue doing what I love.  Any suggestions on good shoes for bellydance please?

    #95862

    Anonymous

    Madonna, you're on both the Sister Studio and GS/TT boards.  Try doing searches there.  I found some topics in each one.I'm sure some more people will pipe up here about shoes.  It all depends on the surface you're dancing on.  At the FCBD studio, we have marley floors, which my feet stick to, so I wear socks or gymnast slippers, which don't have the stitching under the ball of the foot, but on the sides, so it's easier to turn.  You might try going to a dancer's supply shop that carries shoes and try some on.  They'll usually have a patch of dance floor to test them out on.  Good luck!

    #95863

    Anonymous

    I wear these http://www.blochshop.co.uk/product/bloch-pulse-womens-jazz-shoes – probably not enough space for orthotics though!

    #95864

    Anonymous

    Thanks Sandi and Alicia ;))

    #95865

    Anonymous

    I usually wear ballet slippers, but gymnastic shoes with leather soles would do just as well. I'd avoid rubber soles though, since they make turns more difficult.For outdoor performances I still have to find a perfect solution for myself though.

    #95866

    Anonymous

    I usually wear ballet slippers, but gymnastic shoes with leather soles would do just as well. I'd avoid rubber soles though, since they make turns more difficult.For outdoor performances I still have to find a perfect solution for myself though.

    Hello Ursel, outside we wear "Bundschuhe" like this: http://www.ebay.de/itm/370636416824?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619 :-*

    #95867

    Anonymous

    Mmmm, nice! 8)I think I should send that link to my troupe mates, since we might dance outdoors a couple of times this summer ...  😉By the way, on what kind of surfaces have you tried these out so far? Are they okay for dancing on concrete (like on the street or pavements)? We also occasionally dance on a tiled floor. Ballet shoes work okay there, but it wears them out rather quickly.

    #95868

    Anonymous

    Karin are they leather or canvas & what is the sole made of? Text is in German? And I don't understand it :/

    #95869

    Anonymous

    They are made of suede, and the sole is made of rubber. 🙂

    #95870

    Anonymous

    These are shoes they wear in the medieval scene. The original ones are pure leather but you can also get them with sole. But we prefer the ones without soles, because there ist more the barefoot feeling. But they are very robust, even on street paving.

    #95871

    Anonymous

    Academy sports carries jazz shoes, which have a little more support than ballet slippers or the front-sole-only shoes that loop around the toes.The "bundschuhe" are beautiful....yet another thing I never knew existed that now I can't live without....does anybody know of an on-line supplier in the U.S.?  (I've tried searches on renaissance/medieval/LARP shoes)  I've danced outside wearing Croc brand mary janes, and canvas chinese-peasant shoes.  Both have rubber soles. 

    #95872

    Anonymous

    On concrete, I use China flats (or other flexible flats with hard, thin soles), as most have a little traction, but are not too grippy.  Just be sure to find ones that buckle well and tight, so they don't slide off.

    #95873

    Anonymous

    The "bundschuhe" are beautiful....yet another thing I never knew existed that now I can't live without....does anybody know of an on-line supplier in the U.S.?  (I've tried searches on renaissance/medieval/LARP shoes) 

    You might try searching for "ghillies" maybe, I think they sometimes get translated as that.

    #95874

    Anonymous

    yes, I found them under “ghillies”  Thanks, Ursel!

    #95875

    Anonymous

    Happy to be of service!  😀

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