Character Shoes

Character Shoes

We stock a wide range of character shoes from some the biggest brands in dance, including Capezio, Bloch & Katz. Both low heel and cuban heel character shoes are available in canvas, synthetic and leather materials. Whether you’re looking for a black canvas character shoe for an exam, or a pair of tan shoes for a theatre production, you’ve come to the right place!

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If you’re after a pair of RAD character shoes for class work or an exam, then look no further than the Katz Syllabus shoes. They are officially approved by the Royal Academy of Dance and feature a canvas upper, suede sole and elastic strap.


Looking for that perfect pair of theatre shoes for stage work? Then check out the Bloch S0324 Kickline Character Shoes. They feature a synthetic upper, flexible resin sole, auto lock buckle strap, 2½” heel and cushioned insock for shock absorption.


Character Shoes FAQ


Want to know the difference between a cuban heel and a low heel? Then check out our most frequently asked character shoe questions below.


What are character shoes?


Character shoes (also called modern or stage shoes) are amongst the most versatile shoes in the dance world. As well as being a requirement for many dance classes and exams, they can be used for a variety of theatre and school productions.


What’s the difference between Cuban heel and low heel?



A relatively low-style of high heel shoes, characterised by a slightly tapered back and a straight front.



As the name suggests, these shoes have a low heel height and are perfect for beginners.


Can I add taps to my character shoes?


Yes, this is possible but best handled by a shoe cobbler with tap fitting experience.