SHOE FAQ's:

Does my child need both softshoes and hardshoes?

Yes, all dancers need both softshoes and hardshoes.  

Here are some options for getting shoes for your child:

Option #1: Purchase Pre-Owned Shoes from another Rince Nua family

Option #2: Rent Shoes from Rince Nua at $12/month per pair (limited availability)

Option #3: Buy New Shoes locally (get your foot sized at Irish on Grand and buy directly from them)

Option #4: Purchase from an Online Store
How do I get the right size?

First - Be aware that Irish Dance shoes utilize UK shoe sizing (not US sizing)

Second - To get started, view Rutherford Shoes US to UK shoe size comparison chart here.

Third - Find a way to try the shoes on before you purchase them as every brand/style can varies slightly and feel different.

Fourth - If your child generally needs a narrow or a wide shoe, consider looking into narrow or wide Irish dance shoe options as well (recommendations listed below).

PRE-OWNED SHOES FOR SALE

These shoes are for Sale by Owner (from Rince Nua Families) and are available to try on at the studio


Click the links below to view current shoes for sale:

RINCE NUA SHOE RENTALS

These shoes are for Rent by Rince Nua at $12/month per pair (limited supply) and available to try on at Rince Nua

OUR SHOE RECOMMENDATIONS

FOR CHILDREN'S UK SIZES 7-10.5:
> Softshoes for girls: Corr’s Economy/Practice Ghillie, black sole, $32 + shipping
> Softshoes for boys: Split Sole Jazz Shoe sold by Rutherford, $40 + shipping
> Hardshoes (boys & girls): Inishfree Jig Shoe by Rutherford, leather sole, $99 + shipping

FOR CHILDREN'S UK SIZE 11 AND UP AND ALL ADULT UK SIZES:
>Softshoes for girls (Beginner/Level 1): Corr's Economy/Practice Ghillie, black sole, $32 + shipping
>Softshoes for girls (Levels 2-5): Rutherford Cavan Pumps, black sole, $70 + shipping
>Softshoes for boys (Beginner/Level 1-2): Split Sole Jazz Shoe sold by Rutherford, $40 + shipping
>Softshoes for boys (Levels 3-5): Split Sole Jazz Shoe with Sound Blaster Heels, $85 + shipping

WIDE & NARROW OPTIONS

If your child generally needs to order everyday shoes in narrow or wide, 
here are some options to order narrow or wide Irish dance shoes
WIDE FOOT:
> Softshoes for girls: Celtic Choice Ghillies by Fays, $65 + shipping

NARROW FOOT:
>Softshoes for girls: Antonio Pacelli Brand (try options on at Irish on Grand)

BUYING NEW SHOES

Direct from Shoe Vendors

Irish Shops

If you have any questions, send to: www.RinceNua.com/communication