This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
By now you probably think I am a broken record posting about new swing dance shoe companies, but take a second to consider the history of our options over the past 20 years and how bananas this is right now that within the past year so many new shoe companies have emerged focusing on shoes for swing dancers and who made their presence known all over the world via social media. It’s awesome! I have another company I’ve yet to blog about after this post, as well.
I first heard about Swingz Begoña Cervera from swing dance instructor Jenna Applegarth, who posted a photo of her feet on Facebook in a most delicious pair of red glitter dance heels from this company. The company appears to be based in Spain and owned by Lindy Hop enthusiasts, whose “aim is to express the beauty and feminity through hand-made shoe-manufacturing, achieving a perfect mix of music and dance, and allowing you to personally and uniquely choose the shoes you most like to wear in your performances.”
More from the website about what makes their shoes special:
“Our shoes have a wide toe box for your greater comfort, providing the space you need to stretch and flex your feet easily. They are also reinforced with both, a protective heel and toecap to prevent being hurt while you are dancing. Swingz are firm-looking and well-fitting to help you keep balance when you dance, but also soft and comfortable inside to carefully protect your feet at all times.
From the minute you order your shoes until you receive them, we commit to a creative manufacturing process which involves the selection of details, such as the choice of materials, colour, style and heel height. Always supported by our personalised advice, we want your shoe to be unique and able to fit you as you deserve.”
The 2016 collection is online for you to view and customize, but Swingz also has a selection of in-stock items if you need some shoes ASAP. US buyers, the exchange rate is looking good right now…
Here’s what I’m loving from their 2016 collection:
2 thoughts on “Swingz Begoña Cervera – Lindy Shoes”
I felt for the look too, tried them during a festival and then order them online. They were a bit loose and end up being even loose dancing with them, apparently that is normal in this kind of shoes but I did not know. I’ve contacted them for help and advice but they have not been helpful at all, in the fact the opposite. I guess I can use them outside the dancefloor, they’re all right for walking but I wouldn’t recommend to buy them for fancy footwork.
Thanks for the feedback – it’s so hard to find good dance shoes, I’ve definitely bought a brand’s shoe only to decide that it wasn’t for me. Have you thought about selling them in the Women’s Swing Dance Shoes Hunt group on Facebook? That might be a way to get them to a more suitable home and recoup some of your funds.