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Shoes Made For Irish Dancers

Shoes Made For Irish Dancers

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Hi there,
I’ve been a dancer for 15 years now and I know how hard it is to find the right Irish Dance shoes because I always struggled with this. I wanted something comfortable, durable, with good style, and that would match my Irish Dance costumes. I’ve bought a few pairs of shoes over the years, some were even a bit over the budget and didn’t quite meet my expectations; after some use, they started to deteriorate. All the shoes that I bought caused issues and were unable to hold quality when dancing a lot.

The search went on for the perfect pair of dance shoes; I came across Corr's Irish Shoes. The prices seemed reasonable and the quality looked great. The more I researched them I found that Corr’s shoes are made by a dancer and that they went through several sets of prototypes in both hard and soft shoes before introducing the shoes to the market. I thought to myself: Made by a dancer! Well, he gets it! He knows what it’s like to spend hours and hours practicing in those shoes, how uncomfortable it can get, and how unsafe you can sometimes feel while dancing on certain surfaces.

I bought a pair of shoes from them and wasn’t disappointed one bit. They truly are designed with the dancer in mind. I’ve had them for over 3 years and they’re still in great condition; More importantly, they are much better at protecting my feet from sores and injury. I’m just glad I found a pair of good-quality shoes that fit, are comfortable, and affordable. Next time you’re in a pub in Ireland, you can see me dancing in them!
Posted Fri 8 May 2020 6:12 PM
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Hi Julian,

I am not a dancer myself but I understand the frustration of footwear failing you during a performance. I perform medieval fight displays around the island and the authentic footwear can be less than stable on wet grass. The amount of times I have ended up flat on my back midst a choreographed fight is way more then I can count. I think I am at the stage now where I am working on the prototypes, I have tried studs, strips of leather, even inauthentic rubber patches hidden in the sole but have yet to find a long term solution.

It is great to hear you found a solution that worked for you, and while I may not be a dancer, there are dancers who perform at the same shows, I will be asking them if they are using Corrs. If not I will be directing them to your article. 

Do you do outdoor performances? I am curious as to how they perform on a wet stage as I have heard the dancers complaining about rainy stages many times.

Just as a final thought, If you are performing in pubs around Ireland, Have you done any work with the Celtic Blondes, We seem to end up at shows with them all the time. A very hard-working couple of girls.

Anyway, all the best to you, and I hope to see you in performing a pub somewhere soon.
G.

Posted Sat 9 May 2020 9:49 AM
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