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                    PERIOD DANCE SHOES  <S>

Nearly every GTS product category includes sources of customized garments or equipment, and dance shoes may be the most interesting. Unlike most dramatic theater footwear, the dance lines permit, not only consistent ease of movement and accurate fit, but also dozens of fabrics and colors, as well as, virtually infinite design variation. For these reasons, period, character, and costume coordinated dance footwear have long appeared in both dramatic and musical theater, as well as, motion pictures and television series; e.g., Batman and The Color Purple. GTS handles several lines providing fabric, vinyl, and/or leather sandals, slippers, shoes, and boots with a selection of soles and heels suitable for performance applications.

"Customization" is herein specified either as Special Make-up (SMU) items which are non-stock "make-up per request within maker specified limits"; or Custom Make-up (CMU) items which are "made per customer unique specifications". The following pricing is SMU but includes a considerable combination range of CMU possibilities. Telephone for assistance with your period, character, or other costuming needs. If addidtional cost is required, it will be pre-order quoted. Allow 3 to 8 weeks for custom make-ups.

Following are a few SMU/CMU examples divided by theater dance and ballroom dance designs, then historical period. Many are suitable for 19th and 20thcentury dramatic and musical theater themes. As with all fashion, the listed periods of "fashionable use" are approximate and commonly vary by nation and region. Dozens of additional styles are available. Request more detailed information, children's styles/sizes, exotic styles, and outfitting assistance. For an introduction to customized dance shoes/boots for specific performance characters (soldiers, elves, cowboys, super heros, etc.) see CUSTOM SHOES.

            THEATER DANCE DESIGNS

Theater dance designs are based on long established performance footwear, having similar lasts, shapes, and fit. Although more expensive, designed for durability and easy movement, many performers find the wider then ballroom shoes last more comfortable. A sampling of ballroom based designs follows this section.

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Sizes         Generally, 4-14 Narrow Medium Wide
                  Custom sizing available.
Soles         Without shank, chrome, oak, double or triple thickness, welted, double stitched.
                  Available additions include taps, outsized taps, rubber, suede, tapered thickness, etc.
Heels         Various leather and rubber.
                   Heel braces, lifts, etc.
Materials  110 leather colors including suede, kid, matte, pig, patina.
                    Ask about fabrics, vinyls, other materials, or customer provided materials.
Design Options    Numerous attachments, overlays, appliques, stitching, and custom materials preparation.

                1800's

C483 C8485 CKHB
C483    LADIE'S OXFORD BOOT
 2½" heel. 4-11 M W (black, tan, white)    560.00
C8485    CAN-CAN BOOT
 2½" heel. 4-11 N M W (black, tan)    415.00
CKHB    KNEE-HIGH BOOT  4-11 N M W    505.00    {CMU pictured includes colors, toe cap, appliques.}
C485

C485    MEN'S OXFORD BOOT  1" heel, covered side zipper. 7-14 M W (black, tan, white)    450.00

                1900 - 1930

CBR19 C815 CWT360
CBR19    PHANTOM  ladies wing-tip oxford with 2" flared heel. 4-10 M W (black, bone)    290.00
C815    FEMME OXFORD  with 2½" flared heel. 4-11 M W (black, tan)    290.00
CWT360    MEN'S WING-TIP OXFORD  with traditional perforated wing borders and 1" heel. 3-14 NMWX (white with black or tan wings & heel)    335.00

                1920 - 1950

  C1920 C410 C810 C1920    INSTEP BAR  instep (not ankle) strap design with flared 2" heel. Featured in Braodway Follies. 4-11 M W (black, tan, white)    290.00
C410
   THEO TIE
 grosgrain ribbon tie with 2½" flared heel. 42nd Street. 4-11 M W (black, tan)    290.00
C810
   MONEY SHOE
 Mary Jane ladies oxford with 2½" flared heel and double thick sole. 42nd Street. 4-11 M W (black, gold, tan)    310.00

                1940 - 1960

C6825 C368
C6825    LOW WELLINGTON  men's cabaret elastic gores boot-pump with 1" heel. 3-14 NMWX (black)    505.00
C368    CABARET WELLINGTON  men's side-gores low boot, 1" heel. 3-14 NMWX (black)    615.00    {pictured CMU color and elastic}

            BALLROOM DANCE DESIGNS

Shoe styles designed for social dance are lighter weight and less expensive than theater dance shoes. Unless otherwise indicated, all are chrome (sueded) leather soled and ladie's styles generally have narrower lasts than similar theater dance styles. A sampling of customizeable 19th and 20th century style examples follow.

HEEL STYLES:
Not all heel styles may be available for all shoe styles or identical from all manufacturers - ask.
Co women's styles
Co men's styles


            LADIE'S PERIOD STYLES

Following are a few customized examples divided by historical period. As with all fashion, the listed periods of "fashionable use" are approximate and commonly vary by nation and region. Dozens of additional styles are available.

                1800 - 1880

Co1105 Co1100 Co1100 lace Co1100 special
Following is an example of the, usually, minor price differences based on materials/colors.
Co1105
    VICTORIAN ANKLE BOOT  all leather upper.    175.00
Co1105    VICTORIAN ANKLE BOOT  lace and leather upper.    170.00
Co1100    VICTORIAN BOOT  all leather upper.    195.00
Co1100    VICTORIAN BOOT  lace and leather upper.    185.00
Co1100    VICTORIAN BOOT  an example of a Special Order design.    185.00

                1880 - 1930

CoTWIRL CoOTOXFORD & CoOXFORD
CoTWIRL    TIE-STRAP    98.50
CoOTOXFORD    OPEN-TOE OXFORD    132.00
CoOXFORD    OXFORD    132.00
CoTANGO  ElgCZARINA2T
CoTANGO    LADIES OXFORD    131.50
ElgCZARINA2T    TWO-TONE LADIES OXFORD    from 175.00
CoLADYDI ElgGODIVACHIC
CoLADYDI    LACED BOOT  low ankle, 6 eyelet.    170.00
ElgGODIVACHIC    OPEN-VAMP LACE BOOT  foot is exposed through laces.    from 245.00

                1920 - 1950

CoCHIC CoOPAL CoROXY2T
CoCHIC    OPEN-VAMP SANDAL with bow.    131.50
CoOPAL    DIAGONAL-STRAP PUMP    131.50
CoROXY2T    HIGH ANKLE-STRAP  with overlay (pictured with optional rhinestone buckle).    131.50
CoVICKI2 CoSUPRA CoRUBY CoRAVEN
CoVICKI2    HIGH ANKLE-STRAP SANDAL  with overlay (pictured with optional rhinestone buckle).    127.25
CoSUPRA    HIGH ANKLE-STRAP SANDAL  with patterned overlay (pictured with optional rhinestone buckle).    131.50
CoRUBY    "NECKTIE" T-STRAP    127.25
CoRAVEN    OPEN SANDAL    131.50

                1940 - 1970

CoOPUS CoCLAIRE CoPEGGY
CoOPUS    BASIC PUMP    127.25
CoCLAIRE    SLOTTED T-STRAP    131.50
CoPEGGY    PEGGY    131.50
  CoBRENDA CoOLIVIA CoCONNIE
CoBRENDA    T-STRAP SANDAL.    130.00
CoOLIVIA    OLIVIA    131.50
CoCONNIE    LOOPED-STRAP SANDAL  (pictured with optional rhinestone trim)    127.25
ElgCHIC  CoPHYLISS ElgELITE5
ElgCHIC    DOUBLE-STRAP SANDAL    from 170.00
                Most Elg styles are available in animal prints.
CoPHYLISS    PHYLISS    131.50
ElgELITE5    LOOP-STRAP PLATFORM SANDAL  with ring vamp.    from 175.00

       

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A portion of this file was last updated 2/23/13.