When it comes to pole dancing shoes, Pleaser is the best in the world. Pleaser shoes are synonymous with pole dance shoes. The Pleaser brand of women’s footwear ranges from sublime to retro-inspired to fetish and more; they are attention-getters befitting their brand as the footwear of choice of exotic dancers, fitness models, and celebrities such as Lady Gaga.
How To Pick the Perfect Pair of Pole shoes or boots?
Choosing your first pair of pole shoes (or your 20th!) is always difficult. Pleaser makes so many different styles it can be overwhelming. From smaller 6 inch heels such as the Kiss-209 in black or baby pink, or a more advanced pole dancer shoe the Flamingo-1020 which comes in a huge range of colours including black, pink and white just to start! If you are feeling daring you can try the extra high 9 inch heels from the Beyond range. Pleaser even makes thigh high boots for pole dancing or just wearing out such as the Seduce-3028. Guaranteed to make you stand out.
What is the best height for pole shoes?
Pleaser shoes come in all different heights. You can filter by height in our shoe collection. A lot of advanced pole dancers wear 8 inch shoes, which is pretty high! The standard height for the majority of beginner pole dancers is probably 6-7 inches. If you want to play it safe, go for the 6 inch shoes, but be warned - you might find that after a month or so you'll wish you'd gone a little bit higher!
Even though they look crazy high the first time you see them, they're not that difficult to get used to, so long as you're working on your point and strengthening your ankles. Pleaser heels are a lot lighter than they seem as they are specifically designed for dancing.
What size should I choose?
Dance heels often fit a little differently than street heels. A good size may feel snug or tight to begin with. A perfectly fitted heel will have your whole foot covering the sole area with nothing hanging over the edges – that includes your toes – so buckle up that ankle strap.
If it’s a little tight, don’t worry, the material will stretch out with wear. If you’re wearing something with patent straps, you can try stretching them to fit using a hairdryer (and a sock to protect your feet!) Boots can typically be laced tighter or looser against the calf.
Closed toe vs open toe shoe sizing
If you typically wear a half size, there’s a general guideline that comes in handy when working with open toe heels vs closed toe heels. Many people who wear a full size may still benefit from following this guideline.
For open toe (or sandals) always size down. For closed toe (or boots) always size up.
If you have wide feet, consider always sizing up no matter the type of heel. Pleaser are designed to fit wider feet, although if you have extra wide or particularly large feet you can try Pleaser Pink Label which is designed for either men or those who have larger feet.