You'll sometimes see a letter next to a shoe size. The letter represents width. Many dance shoes come in multiple widths because not all feet are the same.
Standard dance shoe widths
Generally, these letters indicate the width:
- N means narrow
- M means medium
- W means wide
For most feet, a medium width is what fits best. If you prefer a narrow or wide fit, then choose that option if it is available in the shoe you want.
More detailed dance shoe widths
Some shoes indicate a variety of extra width options using letters:
- A means narrowest
- B means narrow
- C means medium
- D means wide
- E means widest