Ballroom Dance > Is Ray Rose and International better than Supadance ?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by dancingirldancing, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. I am thinking of buying the Rayrose Carmen Latin heels in 3' flare despite of the price because I am really really curious and International ICS or ICS Superstar for Standard shoes (what is the difference between these 2 anyway ?) in 2.5' slim.

    I am not sure why Ray Rose does not make a 2.5' slim heels as I cant dance standard in flare.

    Does International fits more narrow than Ray Rose and Supa ?

    I normally can fit into Supa normal width pretty ok.

    Does anyone have these shoes and can give review ?

    Thanks !
  2. Nik

    Nik Member

    Natasha dances in the Tornado model from Ray Rose, she likes them.

    I like Ray Rose mens latin shoes because they are soft, but Supadance is the best for Standard.
  3. hereKittyKitty

    hereKittyKitty Administrator Staff Member

    Who is better? It depends on what you want...
    I was the top seller for a popular dance shoe supply company here in the U.S. Our main brands were Supadance and International. All I can say is, it depends on your feet and your preferences. Its all relative.
  4. hereKittyKitty

    hereKittyKitty Administrator Staff Member

    Also, in general, Supadance is wider than International, both in the arch and the ball. International has a higher arch...I'm not sure about Ray Rose, except I did try on the Carmen once. It seemed like the toe area was really wide and my foot slid forward...but I have flat feet.
  5. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    we have many threads on Ray Rose latins which describe different models and the characteristics of each. And yes, the Carmens have a wide forefoot.
  6. Becca

    Becca Active Member

    I always swore by International, it was all I would ever wear . . . and then when I tried Ray Rose, I now would never go back! I also have Tornado and love them so much I could kiss them . . . well, almost!
  7. dlgodud

    dlgodud Active Member

    For me Supadance work. I've tried Rayrose and International, shoes are not fit.
  8. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    For me international shoes (standard shoes) work the best, soft and comfy. Supa okay too. Never tried Ray rose. I heard about the rave about Ray rose shoes for Latin, but not for Standard.
  9. Yanou

    Yanou Member

    Ditto! (for latin)
  10. chica latina

    chica latina New Member

    I went from International extra narrow to Ray Rose... in the beginning was happy w how soft the Ray Rose felt and how the heel felt in better position... but stretched too fast and my foot slides; since they dont make them narrow.... I just order my first Supadance--

    not sure it will be narrower than Ray rose, but my 1st impression seem like they are and hopefully they dont stretch as fast.
  11. Bella

    Bella New Member

    Internationals (for women in Latin anyway) are made wider than other brands. I have ray rose blizzards and they're great. Although lately I've been dancing in my supadance and I'm starting to lean towards them again.
  12. Irit

    Irit New Member

    dance shoes for kids

    I am new to this forum. And to the world of dance. So i mostly have questions than answers and remarks.
    Do you know if I can find dance shoes for kids - size 2-3? I found a site in UK that sells Ray Rose shoes (my friend recommends English Ray Rose, Aida from Moscow and some Belorus shoes) for kids, but they are like $50-70. I think it's expensive for beginner dancers who's feet grow so fast. But we are looking to find maybe some used shoes. Do you know anyone?
  13. Nazar

    Nazar Member

    I Was using Supadance for St for 15 years. Always was happy with them. Bought two pairs year ago and they broke after two months (using them only for teaching, not competing or practicing). Now dancing in Freed, they seem comfortable. I f you are using Freed and order them from their US Web-site mention that you are an instructor - shipping will be free.:)
    Using AIDA for latin - my first pair lasted almost two years and I loved them. For ordering AIDA, I'm using They are not the fastest, but one of the cheapest. Sometimes it takes about a month to get them, but one pair cost about $90 - compare with $166 at AD Couture for example...
  14. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    Now I'm checking Rayrose site for lady's standard shoes again-they don't seem to have wide fit, only Medium, so I'm not sure about that since I need wide since my bunion hurts quite bad. Anyone know if they make wide fit for standard shoes? If so, I might try.
  15. emkey

    emkey New Member

    I'm also quite interested in ray rose, though bryan's shoe seems to look a little odd or maybe its higher a little bit
  16. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    It seems Ray Rose only makes medium fit for lady's Standard shoes, I checked their site again:(

    Does anyone know if International has a website which I could order directly from them? I ordered thru dancesport UK and takes a long time to receive, maybe I shall try to order from International directly? I still feel mostly comfortable with International in standard shoes.
  17. Standarddancer, do you wear wide or extra wide fit in International ?
  18. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    wide, not because I have wide feet, because of my bunion hurts badly, Int'l fit the best for me
  19. tanya_the_dancer

    tanya_the_dancer Well-Known Member

    I use Internationals, and have been happy with them so far. I am considering trying Dance Naturals, any comment about them, anyone?
  20. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    dance natural tends to be narrow that's what I heard.

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