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HEEL GUIDE

International Dance Shoes offers many different heel options in order to satisfy the varying functional and aesthetic preferences of their customers. When choosing which heel best suits your needs, please take into consideration the following points: the heel height, the heel shape and the surface area of the heel tip. Overall, it is important to note that the lower the height of the heel, and the wider the surface area of the heel tip, the more balance and stability that the dance shoe will provide. As a result, it is generally recommended that younger dancers, as well as those with less dance experience, consider choosing dance shoes with heels that are slightly shorter in height and have slightly larger heel tips.

 

IDS HEEL

The IDS heel is one of the most popular heel options chosen by dancers all around the world. With a structure that is designed to be slightly flared in shape, the IDS heel tip has the greatest surface area out of all heel styles that are above 1.5” in height. This inevitably allows for more balance and stability when worn on the dance floor. The Equal Dance Initiative offers the IDS heel in 2”, 2.5” and 3" for all Ladies Ballroom and American Smooth dance shoe styles, as well as 2”, 2.5”, 3” and 3.5" for all Ladies Latin dance shoe styles. 

Pictured: The Flavia with a 2" IDS Heel and a 2.5" IDS heel.

 

ELITE HEEL

The Elite heel is slimmer in shape and, in comparison to the other heel options, is centred slightly further down the arch of the shoe. Even though this style’s heel tip has slightly less surface area, it still provides a superlative level of comfort, balance and stability for dancers of all ages and all levels. The Equal Dance Initiative offers the Elite Heel in 2.5” and 3” for all Ladies Latin dance shoe styles, as well as 2” and 2.5” for all Ladies American Smooth dance shoe styles.
Pictured: The Flavia with a 2.5” Elite heel and the Mia with a 3" Elite heel.

 

ULTRA SLIM HEEL

The stylish Ultra Slim heel is not only the slimmest heel option offered by International Dance Shoes, but it is also one of the most popular styles amongst more experienced dancers all around the world. The Equal Dance Initiative offers the Ultra Slim heel in 2.5”, 3” and 3.5" for all Ladies Latin dance shoe styles.
Pictured: The Bela with a 2.5" Ultra Slim heel and the Mia with a 3" Ultra Slim heel.

 

SLIM HEEL

The Slim heel is specifically structured and designed for International Dance Shoes’ Ballroom dance shoe styles. In relation to the Elite heel, another slim heel option that is only available in the Latin dance shoe styles, the Slim heel has a more back-weighted position to help ballroom dancers more comfortably perform their required movements. The Equal Dance Initiative offers the Slim heel in 2” and 2.5” for all Ladies Ballroom dance shoe styles.
 
Pictured: The ICS Round Toe Single Strap with a 2” Slim heel and the ICS Round Toe with a 2.5" Slim heel.

 

CUBAN HEEL

The Cuban Heel is widely used for all female shoe styles made by International Dance Shoes. As a heel option that has a significant amount of surface area upon the heel tip, the Cuban heel provides the maximum amount of comfort, balance and stability out of all heel options. The Cuban heel is 1.25” in height, and it can be added to all female dance shoe styles.
Pictured: The Natasha with a 1.25” Cuban heel.

 

If you have any questions about the heel options offered by International Dance Shoes, or if you would like assistance with choosing the perfect heel option, please contact us at info@theequaldanceinitiative.com