There are plenty of things to consider when selecting your competition shoes! Shoes always need to be clear and have at least a 4-inch heel. If you don’t feel comfortable in 5-inches, you can purchase a 4-inch or 4.5-inches and practice in those until you work your way up to 5 inches. The purpose of your shoe is to enhance your calf muscle and elongate your legs. You have put in hours of hard work at the gym and now it’s time to show off those legs!

  • Style

There are multiple platforms available: ¼ inch, ½ inch and 1 inch. Be certain to check the regulations of the competition you are entering to see what is authorized. Platforms can be embellished with rhinestones, which look amazing on stage and can catch the eye of the judges, but having a clear platform is perfectly fine. The shoes are made of plastic and may feel a bit tight initially, but keep in mind that the shoe will stretch to fit your foot as you continue to practice.

  • Strap or No strap around the ankle.

Strap- This will be a traditional strap clear sandal. Many fitness competitors Prefer the strap style to feel more secure and avoid any slip-ups.

No strap- This style has no strap around the ankle and the advantage about it is that it tends to elongate your leg- my personal favorite!

  • Rhinestone Shoes

Bedazzled shoes are in, ladies! Saleyla offers a variety of rhinestone competition shoes, that are all made to order with sparkling Swarovski rhinestones. Make sure you browse our new style rhinestone shoes to check which color would match best to pair with your competition bikini. We offer crystal clear & crystal AB rhinestone bedazzled shoes. We also use a variety of rhinestone chains and crystal connectors to add a special detailed touch!

  • Practice makes Perfect

The more you practice in your shoes, the easier it will be to work the stage. Be sure to practice all of your posing in your shoes, as well. Walking on stage like a newborn giraffe will be damaging to your success; you will need to walk with confidence, a smile and facing the judges proudly. Own the stage! Practice posing in your competition heels daily- it will strengthen your posing to showcase the best of your physique, because you’re in it to win it!

Happy Competing!

Team Saleyla