Contra - Black Patent Leather
International Dance Shoes
The Contra is the most popular men's ballroom dance shoe style curated by International Dance Shoes. Admired by dancers all around the world for its exceptional level of comfort and flexibility, this classic design is incredibly lightweight and features professionally developed arch support padding— all of which helps to maintain proper foot alignment. Padding can also be found under the heel in order to cushion each and every individual step, and is accompanied by a gel padded insole which runs through the entire length of the shoe.
- Ultra flexible and lightweight with a split-sole design
- Specially developed soft yet hard-wearing Patent material
- Arch support for greater comfort and to help with foot alignment
- Cushioning underneath the heel to absorb shock
- Gel padding from the tip of the toe to the back of the heel for cushioning and comfort
- Foam lining for a comfortable, glove-like fit
- Made in England
This product is in stock in all sizes with a 1" heel, a regular fitting and a standard suede sole. All other combinations are made to order. Please allow 5-10 business days for made to order products to ship, and 1-3 business days for in stock products to ship, from the date of purchase.
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.
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.
ULTRA SLIM 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 email@example.com