I'm trying to determine if I need narrow width shoes before I chuck out the extra money for them to be custom made. This sort of applies to both my Latin and Standard but I was specifically noticing it in my Standard shoes last night. I've been using the supadance 1008 (round toe with elastic) for practice and lessons and I have a pair of unworn 1016 (round toe with no elastic) for performences and competions. But, I noticed last night that my practice shoes were sort of loose after about 2 hours of dancing and it was mostly in the arch area. Granted the shoes are over a year old and really nice and worn in but the slippage thing has only been occuring recently. I think the length is okay, I'm wearing a 4.5 and my US size is a 6.5 (sometiems 6 or 7 depending on the cut, wish there was more consistency). I did try on the 4 when I bought them and had to wedge my foot into it an could barely walk. I am thinking the 1016s will probably do the same thing as the 1008s once worn in. So, all that being said, I was thinking a narrow shoe might help fix up the slipping problem. It especially happens when I'm focused on articulating my feet properly. Could just be that i'm pointing my foot too much, not sure. Anyway, I have never purchased narrow shoes and was wondering if they are more narrow thoughout the whole shoe, upper and sole etc. (I'd just wear the plastic straps but I don't really like the way they look.) Thoughts? Ideas? Experience from others? All much appreciated.