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Don Flamenco professional dance shoes - Cartagenera shoes
Delivery times: Zapatos Don Flamenco products deliver in approximately 30 days.
The leather is harder, so that leather shoes will be more uncomfortable, at first; it takes some time to “tame” them. Nonetheless, leather shoes tend to last longer than suede ones. The suede shoes adapt very well to the shape of the foot of the person wearing them, but they also lose their shape more quickly, and the suede may eventually start peeling off. On the other hand, some people prefer suede shoes because of their elegance.
When it comes to selecting the width of the shoe, consider that dancing shoes tend to give a little, and that if they are too wide for you they may eventually slip off.
The type of heel that is most commonly used by professionals is the 6-centimetre (2.3 inches) heel. However, it may be preferable for people who are learning to dance, or are not used to wearing shoes with heels, to start off with 5-centimetre (2-inch) classic heels. The Cuban heel is slightly wider than the classic heel, and it consequently provides greater stability. It is advisable for young girls and boys.
Shoes that have nails are better suited for dancing; the picture on the right provides a detailed view of the arrangement of the nails on the sole of the shoe.
Normally, you will choose shoes with nails to dance on surfaces that are made of wood, dais, parquet or other similar materials. However, if you want them to practice at home, or if the floor in your dance school is of a terrazzo type, it will be best for you to choose shoes that don't have nails.
How to take your foot measurement
Go back to the conversion table
To accurately measure your foot, place your heel against a wall, with a sheet of paper under your foot. Using a pen, ensuring that it is completely perpendicular to the floor, draw a small line to indicate the toe that is longest; it may be the big toe or the second toe, depending on who the person is.
Once you have marked the paper in this way, carefully measure the distance d.
Repeat the same operation for the other foot. Una vez tomadas las medidas del pie derecho y del pie izquierdo -siguiendo las indicaciones de arriba-, escoge la más alta de las dos medidas y entra en la tabla de conversión de centímetros o pulgadas a talla española abajo representada. Una vez en la tabla, se elige siempre la talla inmediatamente superior a la cifra obtenida en centímetros o pulgadas. Esflamenco.com recomienda siempre aumentar medio punto la talla elegida por este método. Es importante tener en cuenta que cualquier pequeño error en la medida puede resultar fatal en la elección de la talla y siempre es mejor que el zapato nos quede un poquito grande que un poquito pequeño.
Tras medir nuestros pies siguiendo las instrucciones anteriores hemos obtenido una medida de 24,8 cm para el pie derecho y 24,7 cm para el pie izquierdo. Entramos en la tabla de abajo con la medida de 24,8 cm -que es la mayor de las dos- y obtenemos la equivalencia de talla de 371/2, le sumamos media talla de seguridad y obtenemos nuestra talla: un 38.
Black is the colour that is most commonly used, both for practicing and for stage performances, because it combines well with almost any colour. However, it is not suitable to wear with a plain white dress, or with spots on a white backdrop, which are better accompanied by a shoe whose colour is white, camel, or the same colour as the spots. It also looks good when the colour of the shoes matches the colour of the skirt. For instance, red skirt = red shoes.
esflamenco.com warns that the colour may vary depending on the screen and the settings of its brightness and contrast characteristics.
Skirts are made up of different pieces, that are labelled with different letters in the diagram above. Pick a colour for each of its pieces from the colour chart.
esflamenco.com warns its customers that colours may vary somewhat depending on their computer screen and on the adjustment of its brightness and contrast levels.
b- Distance from the waistline to the ankle
c- Distance from the waistline to the ankle
It is very important for you to take into account that the tops and skirts are made of different materials. For this reason, their colours are not exactly the same.
esflamenco tips: Combine this dress with a mantón (Manila shawl) or mantoncillo (small shawl) in a plain colour that contrasts with the dress.
esflamenco secret: in spite of the dress' V-shaped back, the height of its back allows it to be used while wearing a bra, without the bra ever being visible. The dresses for dancing are light, made of materials that fall in a sheer manner and have neutral colours. They must be comfortable, so as not to obstruct one's movements, and they must also be well-fitted to the body in order to emphasize the movements of the bailaora (female flamenco dancer). This is possible thanks to the gliding qualities of the skirt and to the way in which the material falls.
Dress that is cut at the waist: a dress that is made of two pieces that come together at the height of the waist.
Dress that is cut at the bosom: a dress that is made of two pieces that come together below the bosom.
Dress in one piece: unlike the previous ones, a one-piece dress does not have any horizontal cuts, neither at the height of the waist, nor below the bosom.
Costadillos: each of the pieces that are arranged vertically to form the upper part of the dress, which covers the torso. They ensure that the dress is well fitted at the bosom and waist.
d- Length for the dress
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