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Shoe Size Information

All Vivaz Dance Latin & Ballroom Shoes are made in US or EURO sizes.


General Sizing Advice* for Latin & Ballroom Dance Shoes:

  • Compared with Australian sizing, US sizing is fractionally bigger. For example If you wear an Australian size 7 shoe you will most likely fit into a size 6.5 open toed or 7 in Vivaz Dance Shoes.
  • Dance shoes should be fitted so that they are firm ‘like a glove’ on your foot.
  • Dance shoes should not move on your foot when you dance.
  • Brand new dance shoes should be firm but NOT painful.
  • All dance shoes will stretch slightly with wear. The ideal result after the 'wearing-in period' is a firm fitted shoe that is molded to the shape of the dancers foot, resulting in a true ‘glove-like’ fitting.
  • Full-leather dance shoes will stretch the most, so it is particularly important that these shoes fit very firmly when purchased.
  • To determine your shoe size we recommend referring to the fit notes on each individual product page or chatting with one of our trained specialists either online (bottom right hand corner for live chat) or by phone (02) 8378 6697

Ladies Latin & Ballroom Dance Shoes should be fitted so:

  • Your toes should be nearly flush with the end of the shoe, you do NOT need a ‘thumbs-width’ length between your toes and the end of the shoe.
  • Your heel should be firmly up against the back of the shoe. If your foot slides down away from the back of the shoe, this means that the toe straps or ankle straps are too loose and need adjusting which you can do with the clever adjustable dance shoe buckle - or the shoe is too big.
  • If your toes are flush with the end of the shoe, but your heel is not firmly against the back of the shoe, Vivaz recommends Vivaz Revivals soft gel innersole under the ball of the foot. This serves to add volume around your foot, and will give you a firmer and more comfortable fit - stopping your foot from sliding down in the shoe.

Wide Fittings:

  • Vivaz Dance Shoes all come in a standard width. Unless otherwise stated.
  • The width of the dance shoe increases proportionately with the size increase.
  • Wide fittings are available, a selection of wide fitting shoes are kept in stock. you can determine if a shoe is 'wide' as it will be indicated below the picture of the shoe. See example below.
  • We are also able to custom make any style in a wide or narrow fit at your request, simply email vivaz@vivazdance.com.au with your requirements or give us a call on (02) 8378 6697 and we can assist! example wide fit

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