Shoe Sizing Guide
When choosing Irish Dancing Shoes or pumps there are a few things to consider:
- Think of the experience of the dancer
- Think of Budget
- Think of the level that the dancer dances at, i.e beginner
- Think if the dancer is very competitive or dancing recreationally
Generally speaking Irish Dancing Pumps will be worn a size smaller than the dancer’s street shoe. This is to ensure that the dancer gets a good arch and point in their feet when dancing. However, if the dancer is a raw beginner or dancing recreationally and not competitively, then the pump can be fitted bigger to give comfort and provide growing room. For the competitive dancer, the pump must be fitted like a glove and the dancer is required to stretch it out over time so it will not fit comfortably to begin with.
Please see the individual Irish Dancing pumps we have in our online shop for a more detailed description of the products. The individual descriptions will determine which type/brand of pump will suit your dancer’s needs the best.
Irish Dancing Heavy Shoes are generally worn the same size as the dancer’s street shoe size.
The brands are differentiated by the type of tips and heels on the shoes. Please see the individual products for a more detailed description of each shoe. This will determine the best shoe to meet your dancer’s requirements. Please note Fays Heavy Shoes are one of the narrowest and neat fitting shoes available for dancers of all levels. They prove to be very popular with Championship level dancers.
If you are in doubt about which product would suit best, please consult with your Irish Dancing teacher or contact one of our experienced, helpful staff for some advice.
Children’s Shoe Size Conversion Chart – Inches to International
Adults Shoe Size Conversion Chart