Dance Shoes Return Policies
PLEASE TRY ON YOUR SHOES ON A CLEAN, SOFT SURFACE TO PREVENT SOILING OF THE SUEDE SOLES. SHOES WITH SOILED SOLES OR SHOES WHICH HAVE BEEN USED ON A HARD SURFACE CANNOT BE RETURNED FOR CREDIT NOR EXCHANGE
RETURNS FOR EXCHANGE OR REFUND:
Please call or email me to get a return authorization number and return/exchange order form before returning any item. Returns without authorization number will not be processed. Returns for REFUND will be subject to a $15.00 restocking fee per pair. Shipping is NOT refundable.
Returns for exchange will be shipped to you free of charge. Once a pair of shoes is exchanged the sale is considered final and can not be returned or exchanged again.
Special ordered shoes are NOT returnable or refundable so make sure you special order exactly what you want.
Please return the shoes as new (unworn) within 14 days of receipt with original receipt and place a return/exchange order form inside box. Authorization number must be visible and legible on the outside of the box. Shoes must be returned by insured mail via USPS to our return/exchange dept. I will provide the address with the return authorization number. DO NOT RETURN TO PO BOX ON THE RETURN ADDRESS LABEL.
SOILED SHOES AND SHOES WITH SOILED SOLES CANNOT BE RETURNED FOR REFUND, CREDIT OR EXCHANGE.
NO RETURNS ACCEPTED AFTER 14 DAYS FROM ORIGINAL SHIP DATE.
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping charges on returns. For your own protection, please insure all returned goods. We cannot give credit for shoes lost in shipment.
What Makes a Good Fitting Shoe for Dance:
There is a reason the saying goes, "If the shoe fits buy two pair."
Dance shoes should fit as close as possible without causing pain or discomfort.
A good fit of the dance shoe is important because dancers need as much control of balance and posture as possible. They need the ability to "feel the floor". Dance shoes that fit well should feel like they are part of your foot, rather like the snug fit of a glove. In a ladies Latin shoe or open-toed shoe, ladies' toes should come as close to the very end of the shoe as possible, even covering the entire tip. This usually means women wear a smaller size in a Latin or open toe shoe.
A good fit in a dance shoe is very important not only for the immediate dance activities, but also for the long term care of your feet. You want to be able to keep dancing! Dance shoes should give good arch support at the proper place. The wrong size shoe, if purchased for the purpose of covering the tip of an open toe shoe with your toes, may not support the arch in the right place. Straps of your dance shoes should be tight enough to prevent your feet from sliding inside the shoes.
There should never be pinching or pain. Buy your shoes to fit at the widest part of your foot, even if it means you have to get inserts for narrow heels, etc. Cushions or pads help ease discomfort some people have at the ball of the foot which can be from diminishing soft tissue or surgery.
Did you know that the size and shape of your foot changes during each day and also over time - even as an adult? Remember that during the day your feet swell about 5%, and this makes a difference in how your shoes fit. Also, as dancers develop, their feet change. It is not that surprising to discover that dance shoes that fit last year are not as comfortable any more.
Not only do your feet change, but shoes break down over time, especially if they are worn often or for long periods and not properly cared for. Dance shoes need to be replaced the same way athletes must replace their shoes. Once you find a pair that's just right, buy two pair and switch them out so they can air out and last longer.
The care of your feet is important. If your shoes hurt your feet, donate them to a good cause.
One last bit of advice: Buy quality shoes. They are worth the investment.
877-883-2109 (10am-9pm Monday-Friday)
Latin Dance Store
9627 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove Ca. 92841