There are plenty of things to consider when selecting your competition shoes! Shoes always need to be clear and have at least a 4-inch heel. If you don’t feel comfortable in 5-inches, you can purchase a 4-inch or 4.5-inches and practice in those until you work your way up to 5 inches. The purpose of your shoe is to enhance your calf muscle and elongate your legs. You have put in hours of hard work at the gym and now it’s time to show off those legs!
There are multiple platforms available: ¼ inch, ½ inch and 1 inch. Be certain to check the regulations of the competition you are entering to see what is authorized. Platforms can be embellished with rhinestones, which look amazing on stage and can catch the eye of the judges, but having a clear platform is perfectly fine. The shoes are made of plastic and may feel a bit tight initially, but keep in mind that the shoe will stretch to fit your foot as you continue to practice.
- Strap or No strap around the ankle.
Strap– This will be a traditional strap clear sandal. Many fitness competitors Prefer the strap style to feel more secure and avoid any slip-ups.
No strap– This style has no strap around the ankle and the advantage about it is that it tends to elongate your leg- my personal favorite!