Today we’d like to discuss platform shoes for strippers. We have advice on choosing, buying, repairing and wearing the best stripper shoes for you.
Most strippers prefer their heels at least 5 inches high, but can go all the way up to 9 inches! We advise newbies to stick to 5 or 6 inch heels, but experienced ladies can experiment with higher heels if you like. One thing to be careful of – if you do a lot of floor work on stage it can be awkward getting back up if you’re wearing shoes taller than 7 inches, because the higher platform can be harder to roll upright from a kneeling or sitting position.
When shopping for platform shoes, look for a rise of no more than 4 inches. This means the difference between the height of the platform and the height of the heel should be no more than 4 inches. Example: If the heel is 6.5 inches, the platform should be 2.5 inches. This is more comfortable to wear while still providing that sexy high-heel posture strippers love.
We advise all newer and amateur exotic dancers to use shoes with ankle straps. These provide more stability and will prevent your shoes from flying off while doing tricks on stage!
More experienced strippers can experiment with strapless mules, but be aware, if you do a lot of heavy pole-work your shoes can fly off! That can be very dangerous for everyone.
Always look for rubber-soled footwear. Plastic soles are slippery and dangerous on slippery stage surfaces. Rubber will provide more traction on the stage floor. All of the brands we carry in our store use rubber soles
Occasionally, the soles may come loose from the bottom of your shoes or boots. We have seen this with every brand of stripper shoes and boots, so it is not a “cheap brand” issue. Super-glue them back and they will last as long as you can wear them.
Chunky vs spike heels:
If you feel uncomfortable in spike heels, try some chunky heels. Once you are more at-ease in your heels, you can graduate to the spikes.
One way to get used to your stripper heels is to wear them around the house while doing chores, especially vacuuming. This will help you get used to maneuvering in tall heels without thinking about it. Before you know it, you’ll be parading around like a pro!
Clear plastic uppers are most forgiving – they will stretch as they warm up to fit your feet more comfortably than vinyl uppers. They can also be modified for better fit if necessary.
- Use a blow-dryer to heat up the uppers before putting on your shoes. This will help them stretch more.
- If your uppers cut into the tops of your feet too much, you can use sharp scissors to cut away a small portion to relieve the pressure without compromising the stability of the shoes. One of our partners has personally done this for years so we know it works
Leather uppers are usually more comfortable than vinyl. We do carry some stripper shoes with leather uppers.
Vinyl uppers are the most stiff, least forgiving, but are available in a wide variety of colors.
We hope you find this useful. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you like!
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