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Top 5 Heels for Pageant Swimwear

15, September 2017

2018 miss america,swimsuit,bikini,bodies The 2018 Miss America contestants during the swimsuit competition during the second night of preliminary Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena September 7, 2017, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Part of nailing the swimsuit competition is in the walk. Swimsuit walks are sassy and full of spunk. However, in order to achieve the walk seen by the best-of-the-best titleholders, the right heels is a must! Finding the right heel can be a long process. We have scrolled through hundreds of reviews to find some of the best heels in the business! Plus, we carry most of these heels in our Pageant Planet Store! (Read: Best Swimsuit for Your Body Type)

Top 5 Heels for Pageant Swimwear

1.  Tippy Top by Chinese Laundry (a.k.a. Teaser) These are the ultimate pageant swimsuit shoes. Chinese Laundry has been the official sponsor of the Miss Universe pageant for several years. The expansion of the brand throughout the pageant world is a testimony that contestants from across the globe find this a winning shoe. These shoes have a two-inch platform that stabilizes and adds comfort. It helps the six-inch heel feel more like four. The chic design also makes this shoe perfect for the evening gown competition. This shoe runs true to size. However, if you have a wider foot, there is a possibility your pinky toe will slide off of the edge of the shoe. It may be best to try these on in a store before ordering them to ensure a proper fit! Overall, this is an amazing shoe and by far the most popular pageant shoe in the industry for contestants in the Teen divisions and older. Cost: $79.95

Tippy Tops by Chinese Laundry. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store Tippy Tops by Chinese Laundry. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store

2.  Suntan by Jonathan Kayne Jonathan Kayne has created a beautiful pageant swimsuit shoe that arguably shows even more of the leg than the Tippy Top while giving you the supportive platform. The clear plastic strap that wraps around the leg provides the support that you will need when you are walking the steps, strutting the runway or doing your spin. Depending on your foot shape, the plastic strap may dig a little bit into your skin, but that is not common. Many of the contestants we have spoken with have said that it's even more comfortable than the Tippy Top. The Suntan will add about 5 inches to your height. This shoe is another popular choice for pageant contestants, and it is easy to see why! Cost: $149.99

Suntan by Jonathan Kayne. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store

3.  Cali by Dyeables Comparable to the Tippy Top in design, the Cali is an excellent shoe at a slightly cheaper price. The material is slightly darker, which makes it easier to match your skin color better if you have a darker tone. Additionally, the heel is about an inch shorter than the previous shoes but the platform is the same height, so if you're new to walking in heels, this might be a great option for you as it will give you more stability. Remember, you don't need the highest heel to score well in pageant swimsuit. It's all about how you walk and how confident you look on stage. (Read: How High Should Your Heels Be for a Pageant) Cost: $75.99

Cali By Dyeables. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store

4.  Queenie By Touchups This is a great shoe for beginners! The heel measures at 4 inches but it has a 1-inch platform. In addition, the sole has a lightly cushioned footbed to make these shoes even more comfortable. The shoe has a classic strappy platform sandal with a unique ankle wrap design that provides a fashion-forward look. The big buckle closure is easy to fasten, making it easy for quick changes! As a bonus, this is one of the most affordable pageant shoes out there! Plus, it comes in black and silver so you can match every pageant look and only need to learn how to walk in one pair of heels. (Read: 10 Simple Ways to Practice Walking in High Heels) Cost: $69.99

queenie,pageant swimsuit shoes Queenie By Touchups. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store

5.  Savannah By Johnathan Kayne This is another great Jonathon Kayne swimsuit shoe for seasoned competitors and beginners alike. These shoes do not have a platform but have a reasonable heel height at 3 3/4 inches.  These shoes are completely nude in color and have great Swarovski crystals to add a bit of sparkle to your swimsuit look. If you are looking for a shoe with smaller straps around the ankle and toes, this is the perfect shoe for you. The stones around the ankle strap add a unique touch compared to the other heels. This is a great option if you do not want to wear a platform heel but still want to jazz up your look with some shine. Price: $199.99

Savannah By Johnathan Kayne. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store Savannah By Johnathan Kayne. Buy them here. Photo: Pageant Planet Store

  What is your go-to pageant swimsuit shoe? Comment below to help other contestants find their perfect match!

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