Guide to buying the Best Competition Shoes

Finding the perfect shoe is an integral part of your contest prep. The real deal with shoes is that there are many options available and it can be overwhelming. We want to help by narrowing down your options according to your preferred style and foot size.

There are a few things to consider when picking out a shoe. How comfortable are you walking in posing shoes? Heel height varies from 4-inch (there are 3-inch heels, but why would you?) to 5-inches. There are also variations in platform height. It’s imperative that you review the guidelines from the federation you are competing in before making a shoe purchase. In addition to height and platform, you must determine if you want an ankle strap. We have many budget friendly options, in addition to the all-out bling factor heel.

There are two brands of shoes available for competitors available in the US: Pleaser (Fabulicious) and Ellie Shoes. The shoes in this article are all Fabulicious competition shoes.

Let’s get started!

If you’re stepping up your shoe game, these options are for you. The Lip line are all 5-inch heels, with a ¾ inch platform. These beauties have rhinestones that cover the entire platform and heel and are available with or without ankle straps.

Lip 101  DM

Bikini competition shoes

Lip 108 DM

Fabulicious competition shoes

If you have wide feet, you will need to select a pair that has a wider sole. The Gala shoe is a 4.5 in heel with no platform. If you would prefer a style with more flair, please email us here and we will send other options that are not available on the site.

Gala 08


Now let’s get into budget friendly shoes that will elegantly finish off your show day look.

Flair 401 style by Pleaser is a 4.5-inch heel with a ½ inch platform.

Flair 401


If your preference is a higher heel, the Lip 101 shoe will meet your needs. This shoe has a 5-inch heel with ½ inch platform.

Lip 101


Now, if you want something more secure and snug like a bug in a rug, Lip 102 will be perfect. This shoe has two straps holding your foot, a 5-inch heel and ¾ inch platform.

Lip 102


For an ankle strap style, a good choice and popular selection is the Lip 108, which has a 5-inch heel and ¾ inch platform.

 Lip 108


Adding some glitz to the shoes mentioned above, but still staying budget friendly is the Lip 108 MG, which are adorned with glitter on the heel and platform and have a 5-inch heel with a ¾ inch platform.

Lip 108 MG


If you prefer to ditch the ankle strap, our Poise 502 shoe will keep your foot strapped in. This style has a 5-inch heel with a 3/8 inch platform.

 Poise 502 


Lip 108 SDT is a beautiful shoe whose picture does not do it justice, it has an ankle strap and features rhinestones studded on the 5-inch heel and 3/4-inch platform.

Lip 108  SDT


Some competitors need to elevate themselves to new heights. We have the perfect shoe for you! These beauties have an inch platform and 5-inch heel and will not break the bank.

Cocktail 501


 Cocktail 508


Moving on to our BEST SELLERS! If you have been to a show, it’s 99.9% possible you have seen these styles grace the stage on a few competitors. These gorgeous shoes have the perfect amount of rhinestone embellishment on the 5-inch heel and 1-inch platform, while staying on budget. Bonus – the scoop on the toe makes these easier to walk in!

Elegant 401


Elegant 408


After purchasing the perfect competition shoe, the next step is to practice, practice, practice… did we mention practice?

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