How To Pick the Perfect Pair of Pleasers!

You'll Always Remember Your First Pair!

It's an important moment in every young pole dancer's life when you decide to take the plunge and buy your first pair of Pleasers! It can be quite an overwhelming decision to make, because there are hundreds if not THOUSANDS of different types of shoes on the Pleaser website, which makes for a very daunting decision. So here is a How-To guide on how to pick your first pair of pole shoes!

How High is Too High?

Pleaser shoes come in all different heights. A lot of the Pole Dance Academy instructors and the more Advanced girls wear 8 inch shoes, which is pretty high!! The standard height for the majority of beginner pole dancers is probably 6-7 inches. If you want to play it safe, go for the 6 inch shoes, but be warned - you might find that after a month or so you'll wish you'd gone a little bit higher!

Even though they look crazy high the first time you see them, they're not that difficult to get used to, so long as you're working on your point and strengthening your ankles. We recommend going for the 7 inch shoes, but of course if you do decide to go ahead with the 6 inch shoes there's nothing wrong with that.

Finding Your Style

Once you have decided on the height of the shoe you want, the next thing to think about is which style of shoe you are going to get - the sandal style or the boot style?

If you choose the sandal style, definitely get ones that have ankle straps! We cannot stress this enough - DO NOT BUY POLE SHOES THAT DO NOT HAVE ANKLE STRAPS!!! Because you really need the extra support! Also for safety reasons - it's not the best way to go about making friends at the pole studio if you do a high kick and your shoe goes flying across the room and hits someone in the face...

If you decide that you want a pair of boots, be aware that during summer, dancing in boots can get very hot and sweaty. Boots are great during winter and great for pole choreo, but when it starts to get a bit warmer you might want to think about getting a pair of sandals (maybe get two pairs - summer and winter!).

As for the length of the boot, we wouldn't recommend getting a pair of thigh-high boots when you're first starting out, because they can affect your grip on the pole. Ankle boots are the better option (as you can see on the goddess Felix Cane below).

What Material?

You've got a few different options: clear plastic, patent leather, faux suede - and then of course you've got the ones that are covered in glitter, rhinestones or crystals!