I wear a half size in shoes but I see that pole dancing shoes only come in whole sizes. Should I size up or down?
Brand new, open-toed pole dancing shoes run a bit more narrow than normal; however, once broken in, they conform to the shape of your foot and will stretch out as you wear them more and more. When purchasing any open-toed shoe, we always suggest our customers to size down; for example, if one normally wears a 7 1/2 shoe size, size down to a 7. For closed-toed options (such as boots) we suggest sizing up.
I own a pair of "street" shoes that have platforms like pole dancing shoes. Can I wear these to dance in or are there any differences between pole dancing shoes and regular "street" platform shoes?
In a word, yes! Pole dancing shoes were made for, well, dancing. The main differences between street shoes and pole shoes are as follows: the entire footbed of pole shoes are heavily cushioned, making them a lot more comfy to walk and dance in for long periods of time; there is a "swoop" on the platform of pole shoes making them easier to slide, drag and pivot on; pole shoes have a special type of rubber on the bottoms so they don't cause the dancer to slip uneccessarily; the plastic that pole shoes are made of make it easier for the dancer to stick to the pole during tricks; and finally, the heel and the platform of pole shoes are made to create an attractive arch in the foot while still making it comfortable for the dancer to wear for long periods of time.
I am new to pole dancing. What shoe do you recommend for me?
Rock N Body is partial to pole dance shoes because of their comfort and hotness factor - that being said, new pole dancers should consider a few things when purchasing their first pair of pole shoes. We recommend purchasing a pair of shoes with an ankle strap (anything that is not a mule, which is a strapless shoe that you simply slide your foot into). The ankle strap will help keep the shoe on your foot while walking, spinning and performing tricks. Additionally, we recommend a 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 inch heel - going higher than this will make it significantly more difficult to walk in as your center of gravity changes the higher the heel.
Other than that, the sky's the limit! The beauty of pole shoes is that you can go as wild and fun or as demure and simple as you like while still remaining inside a decent budget. Good luck and have fun on your new pole journey, you're in for a great time!
I have a wide foot/narrow foot/unusual foot sizing issue. What shoe do you recommend?
Many times purchasing a size bigger than normal assists with a wide foot; however, Rock N Body owner, Brandi has helped many women with sizing issues find their perfect fit. Contact her with your specific needs and she will be happy to help you find your perfect shoe.
What is your exchange policy?
Exchanges are accepted on unwashed, unworn, undamaged items postmarked within 7 days of initial ship date. Items may be exchanged for merchandise or store credit. We do not cover return shipping cost but we will pay the shipping cost to send your exchange item to you; with the exception of shoes. If you are mailing back a pair of shoes for an exchange, we will charge you a flat rate of $7.99 to ship back the new pair to you. If you’d like a different color or size, give us a call at 727-342-0222 and, if in stock, we will hold the new item for you until we receive your package. We want you to be happy, so we will work with you to find the perfect item for you so please do not hesitate to call us for help with sizing, color or fit.
How much is shipping?
Local clients have the option of picking up their purchases in our studio located at 4333 W Kennedy Blvd in Tampa, FL 33609 - when you get to the end of your checkout, just select the "Free In Studio Pick Up" option. Regular shipping: $7.99 Flat Rate for everywhere in the US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii; these shipping zones are a flat rate of $35); Canada is a $35 flat rate, the United Kingdom is a $35 flat rate and Australia is a $35 flat rate.
For 2 day or next day express shipping, please call us at 727-342-0222 and we'll do our best to accommodate you!
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Do you ship outside the US?
Yes. At this time we ship anywhere in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.