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Heels and Tap Sizes






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Fitting Tips:

Fitting shoes is an 'art form' (some say - 'religion'). Feet change all day long, before dancing, after dancing, hot weather, cold weather, morning, night, and more!
  • Miller & Ben Tap Shoes' sizes span from European size 34 to European size 50, and in half size denominations.
  • Shoes vary between brands and styles! We recommend starting with your street shoes size and width. You are looking for a snug, not painful, fit.
    • For young, still growing dancers, order a half size to a size bigger than their street shoe size. off the shelf inserts or even cotton stuffed into the toe area can be used to 'fill' space as the dancer is still growing.
  • Be aware of the fact that these shoes stretch during regular use, due to the soft composition of the leather. We estimate that the shoes stretch in about a half size.
  • When ordering the following high heel shoes, Classic Jane, New Show Girl, T-Step, and La Coquette, order Narrow if you usually wear a regular, and regular if you usually wear a wide.


Available Widths:

Jazz-Tap Master, Triple Threat, SporTap, Tap Boot:
  • Narrow 34 to 40½, 44 to 46½
  • Regular 34 to 50
  • Wide 34 to 50
Rhythm Heels Pro, Broadway Diva:
  • Narrow 35 to 43½
  • Regular 35 to 43½
  • Wide 35 to 43½
Classic Jane, New Show Girl, T Step, La Coquette:
  • Narrow 35 to 43½
  • Regular 35 to 43½
Still concerned you're ordering the wrong size? Please, call us, we would be happy to assist you!






Heels:

Four different heels: 'Jazz-Tap' ; 'Rhythmic' ; 'Diva' ; 'Coquette'
(all heel heights are approximate)

Model Heel Height Material
  • Jazz-Tap Master
  • SporTap
  • Tap Boot
  • 'Jazz-Tap' Low & wide 1¼ Inch; 30 mm Compressed wood & leather
  • Triple Threat
  • 'Jazz-Tap' Medium & wide 1½ Inch; 37 mm Compressed wood & leather
  • Rhythm Heels Pro
  • 'Rhythmic' High & medium width 2¼ Inch; 55 mm Compressed wood & leather
  • Broadway Diva
  • Classic Jane
  • Show Girl
  • T Step
  • 'Diva' High & narrow 2¼ Inch; 55 mm Wood covered with leather
  • La Coquette
  • 'Coquette' Very high & narrow 3 Inch; 76 mm Wood covered with leather






    Table Of Suggested Taps:

    All ten models of The Miller & Ben Tap Shoes were designed to fit the following list of taps precisely. This recommendation refers to the size of taps and not to the quality of sound produced. Personal tastes in taps are vast. You can choose to use any tap that suits your needs and/or liking!

    And the 'Fiber'?:

    The 'Fiber' is the black (sometimes red) piece of plastic that is sold together with some of the taps.

    The 'Fiber' is supposed to be installed on the sole with nails (requires cobbler's installation), and the tap is then gently screwed to it.

    The 'Fiber' does make a difference in the quality of sound. Taps that are installed with it, will have the ability (if slightly loosened) to produce higher pitch, and wider resonance.

    The thickness of the 'Fiber' indirectly affects the sound too. It should be of about one millimeter (approximately 1/32 of an inch) thick, in order to be able to 'hold' the tap firmly. If the fiber is too 'thin' it won't hold the tap, and the dancer will start losing.


     
    Size M&B Recommends
    Toe
    Taps

    Large

    Medium

    Small
     

    Super Sonic tm XL (similar or smaller)

    Capezio ® - Tele-Tone Tap ® #1 (or similar)

    Capezio ® - Tele-Tone Tap ® #3 (or similar)
     
    Heel
    Taps

    Large

    Medium

    Small

    Tiny
     

    SUPER Tap #H10 (similar or smaller)

    Capezio ® - Tele-Tone Tap ® #1 (or similar)

    Capezio ® - Tele-Tone Tap ® #2 (or similar)

    Capezio ® - Duo-Tone Tap ® #5 (or similar)
     






    Heels and Tap Sizes:

    European
    Sizes
    Widths All
    Toe
    Sizes
    Jazz-Tap
    Heel
    Size
    Rhythmic
    Heel
    Size
    Diva
    Heel
    Size
    Coquette
    Heel
    Size
    34 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
         
    34½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
         
    35 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    35½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    36 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    36½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    37 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    37½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    38 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    38½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    39 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    39½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    S
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    40 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    40½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    M
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    41 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    -
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    41½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    -
    M
    M
    S
    S
    S
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    42 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    -
    L
    L
    M
    M
    M
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    42½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    -
    L
    L
    M
    M
    M
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    43 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    -
    L
    L
    M
    M
    M
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    43½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    M
    L
    -
    L
    L
    M
    M
    M
    T
    T
    T
    T
    T

    -
    44 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    L
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    44½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    L
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    45 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    L
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    45½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    L
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    46 Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    L
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    46½ Narrow
    Regular
    Wide
    M
    L
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    47 Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    47½ Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    48 Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    48½ Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    49 Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    49½ Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L
         
    50 Regular
    Wide
    L
    L
    L
    L