Getting the correct size in jig shoes and pumps can be difficult, especially if you are moving between styles.
If you are unsure what size to purchase then measuring your foot can be a useful indicator of what size to go for.
Here are our top tips for creating an accurate measurement.
1. Place a clear piece of A4 paper up against a wall so that the edge of the paper touches the wall.
2. Put on the socks you normally wear when dancing and place your foot on the paper and put your heel up against the wall. (Double check that the paper is still touching the wall once you have put your foot on it just incase it has moved).
3. Once you are happy that both the paper and your heel are against the wall, relax your foot and toes and draw a line at the longest point of the foot (or ask a friend or family member to do this for you.
4. Now take the paper and draw a straight line to the longest point and measure with a ruler.
5. This is the measurement you will need to work out what size to order.
Please note that while this method is a good way of assessing the correct size, we cannot guarantee that this method will deliver the correct size in 100% of cases.
This can be due to a variety of reasons such as the height of the dancer's arch, or human error when measuring.