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What are Cuban Heels ?

What are Cuban Heels? In this article, we explain everything about cuban heels. From Cuban heel definition, to the different cuban heel styles and where to buy cuban heels shoes. We added our recommendation for a cuban heel dance shoes for men and for women, tips on what to pair your cuban heels with and finished by explaining the the pro and con of choosing a cuban heel compare to any other type of heels (flared heels, stiletto heels, block heel).

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At Latin Dance Shoes Australia you can customise any dance shoes and dance boots and pick any heel height and heel shape of your choice (including cuban heel, flared heels, stilettos heels).

What is a Cuban Heel ?

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A Cuban Heel is a moderately high straight-sided heel on a shoe or boot.

Cuban heels are characterized by a moderately stacked, slightly tapered, and relatively broad heel shape.

Cuban heels are suitable for both men and women. We will later on see the different types of Cuban heels man and cuban heels womens.

Benefits of Cuban Heels

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4 main benefits of wearing Cuban Heels are as follow.

  • Provide a better stability than a stiletto heel. The relatively broad heel shape provide women, men, dancers or non dancer a much better stability for everyday wear or for any dancing events.
  • Are usually lower and a bit more old fashion, providing a more serious aspect for work environment. While still adding fashion and elegance for a women.
  • Add an extra height for men that are a bit shorter and want to look taller, without being too much noticeable and without lacking a formal look.
  • Elongate women’s legs for a more gracious look.

How high are cuban heels ?

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Cuban heel height varies between 1 inch to 2 inches. 

Cuban heels are moderately low heel shoes. However, in the cuban heel range, there is cuban low heels and cuban high heels. Cuban high heels can go up to 3 inches (or 7.5 centimetres).

Cuban Heel Images

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Synonyms of Cuban heels

Now that we are all set on cuban heel meaning, let’s quickly list all the synonyms to refer to cuban heel. There is 13 of them listed bellow.

Cuban heeled shoes, cuban heeled shoe, cuban heels, cuban heel, cuban heel shoes, cuban heels shoes, cuban heel shoe, cuban heel boots, cuban heels boots, Louis heel (Plural: Louis heels), chunky heel (plural: chunky heels), Spanish heel (plural: Spanish heels), mid heel (plural: mid heels), and western heel (plural: western heels).

There is also 21 types of cuban heels. We listed them bellow and will get through each of them individually.

Types of cuban heels & Cuban Heel Style

There is 21 cuban type heels or cuban style heel total between men and women.

There is precisely 5 categories of Cuban Heels Mens boots and 4 categories of Cuban Heels Men Shoes.

There is precisely 7 categories of Cuban Heels Womens boots and 9 categories of Cuban Heels Womens Shoes.

Main two Cuban Heels Categories are as follow.

  • Cuban Heels Shoes,
  • Cuban Heels Boots,

Each of them got they specific Cuban Heels shoes for womens and Cuban Heels shoes for mens.

Cuban Heels Boots

Cuban Heel boots are known for their classic and timeless design, making them suitable for various occasions, from casual outings to more formal events or even latin dancing, ballroom dancing and rock dance.

The Cuban heel not only provides a fashionable look but also offers comfort and support.

Mens Cuban Heels Boots

There is two types of Cuban Heel mens boots. Mens Cuban Heel Chelsea boots and Beatles Cuban Heel boots.

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Cuban heel Chelsea boots

Mens Cuban Heel Chelsea boots present the following 4 characteristics.

  • These Cuban Heel mens boots are a modern take on the classic Chelsea boot design.
  • They typically have a sleek and streamlined appearance with minimal embellishments.
  • The Cuban heel on Chelsea boots is often a bit lower and more subtle, providing a subtle lift without drawing too much attention.
  • Chelsea boots are known for their elastic side panels, making them easy to slip on and off.
Beatle boots with cuban heels

Beatle boots cuban heel

Beatles cuban heel boots present the following 4 characteristics.

  • Beatle boots are a retro style popularized by the Beatles in the 1960s.
  • These Cuban heel boots men have a distinctive and more pointed toe, giving them a unique look.
  • Beatle boots often feature Cuban heels that are higher and more prominent, adding a bold and statement-making element to the footwear.
  • These boots usually have a side zip or lace-up closure.

Differences between Cuban Heels Chelsea boots and Beatle boots with Cuban Heels?

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Cuban Heel Cowboy boots

These Western-inspired boots feature decorative stitching, pointed toes, and a Cuban heel. They are perfect for those who want to embrace a rugged and cowboy-inspired look.

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Cuban Heel Biker boots

These boots have a rugged, edgy appearance and are often associated with motorcycle culture. They typically feature buckles, straps, and distinctive details. Also called Cuban Heel Western Boots.

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Cuban Heel Chukka Boots

Chukka boots are a type of boot that has two or three pairs of eyelets and a short ankle. Cuban heel Chukka boots are a great option for men who want a more casual boot. They are also a good choice for men who live in warmer climates, as they are more breathable than other types of boots.

Table Summarising the differences between each types of mens Cuban Heels boots.

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Cuban Heel Boots womens

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Cuban heeled boots Chelsea

Chelsea Cuban-heel boots are a type of boot that has elasticated side panels, making them easy to put on and take off. Here is a picture of a Cuban heel Chelsea boot for women.

Beatle boots with cuban heels

Beatle boots cuban heel

Beatles cuban heel boots present the same 4 characteristics written before for the men Beatles boots with cuban heel. 

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Cuban Heel Ankle Boots for women

Ankle boots are a type of boot that comes up to the ankle. Cuban heel ankle boots are a great option for women who want a more supportive boot. They are also a great choice for women who live in colder climates, as they can help to keep your feet warm and dry.

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Cuban Heel Cowboy boots

Womens Cuban Heel Western Boots picture on the side.

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Cuban Heel Knee-high boots for women

Knee-high boots are a type of boot that comes up to the knee. Cuban heel knee-high boots are a great option for women who want a more dramatic boot. They can also be a great way to elongate your legs.

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Over the knee boots for women

Over the knee boots (also called over-the-knee boots) are a type of boot that comes up over the knee. Cuban heel over the knee boots are a bold and stylish option. 

Types of over the knee boot are the following.

  • Over the knee cowboy boots with cuban heels
  • Leather over the knee boots with cuban heels
  • Over the knee suede boots
  • Thigh high boots (popular for heel dancers)

Difference between Cuban heel knee high boots for women and cuban heel over the knee boots for women

Cuban heel knee high boots for women and cuban heel over the knee boots for women
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Cuban Heel Dance boots

Womens Cuban Heel dance Boots are one of the product we specialise in. Those cuban heel dance boots are the most comfortable cuban heel boots.

They are perfect for dancers that just starting out and are looking for stable dance boots while getting started dancing in heels.

We sell Dance boots with any types of heels. From cuban heel dance boots to stiletto dance boots. All of our boots and shoes are customisable. 

Note: There is also sub categories that define the type of shoe heels with a cuban heel. Those are the following.

  • Cuban Heel zipper boots
  • Cuban Heel lace-up boots
  • Cuban Heel pointed toe boots
  • Cuban heel open toe boots (peep toe cuban heel)
  • Cuban heel sandals
  • Cuban Heel Socks boots
  • Gladiator heels with cuban heel
  • T bar heels with cuban heel

Cuban Heel Shoes

Same as for cuban heel boots, there is cuban heel shoes for men and cuban heel shoes women’s.

Mens Cuban Heel shoes

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Cuban Heel Loafers

Cuban heel loafers are a stylish and comfortable option for men looking for stylish cuban heel shoes male. They can be worn with jeans, chinos, or dress pants, and are perfect for work, play, or a night out.

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Cuban Heel Oxford shoes

These Cuban heel men’s are a great choice for formal occasions, such as weddings or job interviews.

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Cuban Heel Monk Strap shoes

These cuban heel men’s shoes are a stylish and unique option for men who want to stand out from the crowd.

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Cuban Heel Dance shoes

Cuban heel dance shoes are more comfortable than regular cuban heel shoes due to the microfibre inside each dance shoes and boots.

Mens cuban heel dancing shoes are also more flexible because of the type of sole (suede sole or rubber sole for dancers), making it safer for your feet while dancing and avoiding any risk of injuries.

Browse our Cuban Heels for men dance shoes.

Our cuban heel dance shoes men are perfect for the following.

  • Mens Cuban Heel ballroom dance shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel Latin Dance Shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel salsa dance shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel Bachata Dance Shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel Tango dance shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel rock dance shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel Kizomba Dance Shoes
  • Mens Cuban Heel cha cha dance shoes
  • Mens cuban heel tap shoes

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Cuban Heels mens shoes for dancers (with suede sole) and for everyday wear (rubber sole).

Why are they our favourites mens cuban heel ? Because they’re the perfect men’s Cuban heel dress shoes for everyday wear, but also perfect for dancing.

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Cuban Heel Loafers for women

Cuban heel loafers are a stylish and comfortable option for women looking for stylish cuban heel shoes. They can be worn with a dress, jean, long pants and are perfect for work, play, or a night out.

Oxford shoes for women with cuban heels

Cuban Heel Oxford shoes for women

These Cuban heel men’s are a great choice for formal occasions, such as weddings or job interviews.

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Women’s Cuban Heel Monk Strap shoes

These cuban heel men’s shoes are a stylish and unique option for men who want to stand out from the crowd.

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Cuban Heel Dance shoes for womens

What is cuban heel dance shoes? Those are dance shoes with a cuban heel. We sell Ladies cuban heel dance shoes and male cuban heel dance shoes.

At Latin Dance Shoes Australia, all of our dance shoes are customisable.

You can choose a cuban heel on any of our models, wether it is for womens dance shoes or for men’s dance shoes.

Our cuban heel dance shoes men are perfect for the following.

  • Womens Cuban Heel ballroom shoes
  • Womens Cuban Heel Latin dancing Shoes
  • Womens Cuban Heel salsa shoes
  • Womens Cuban Heel Bachata Shoes
  • Womens Cuban Heel Tango shoes
  • Womens Cuban Heel rock shoes
  • Women Cuban Heel Kizomba Shoes
  • Women’s Cuban Heel cha-cha shoes
  • Cuban heel tap shoes
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Cuban Heels dance shoes with Ankle Strap 

Popular for latin dancers.

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Cuban Heels dance shoes with T Bar 

Popular for Salsa dancers.

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Cuban Heels dance shoes Closed toe 

Popular for Ballroom dancers.

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Cuban Heels dance shoes open toe 

Popular for Bachata dancers.

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Cuban Heels dance shoes Lace up 

Popular for kizomba dancers.

What to pair your cuban heels with?

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Men can pair their cuban heels with a slim jean. Women like to pair their cuban heel with a skirt or a dress.

Pairing your Cuban heels with the right hosiery can enhance your style and create a stunning look.

Consider complementing your Cuban heels with Cuban heel stockings (also called Cuban Heeled stockings, cuban heel stocking and cuban heels stockings) or Cuban heel pantyhose. These hosiery options are designed to accentuate the classic Cuban heel shape, adding a touch of vintage elegance to your outfit. Whether you’re wearing a retro-inspired dress or a sleek skirt, the combination of Cuban heels and Cuban heel stockings can elevate your fashion statement. 

Cuban Heel VS Block Heel for dancers ?

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Cuban heel are a wide, low-heeled shoe that is typically less than 2 inches in height. They are very stable and offer good support, which makes them a good choice for beginners and dancers who are prone to ankle rolls. Cuban heel are also comfortable to dance in for long periods of time.

Advantages of Cuban heels:

  • Very stable and supportive
  • Comfortable to dance in for long periods of time
  • A good choice for beginners and dancers who are prone to ankle rolls

Disadvantages of Cuban heels:

  • Not as stylish as some other heels
  • Can be a bit too bulky for some styles of dance
Block heel sandals

Advantages of block heels:

  • More stylish than Cuban heels
  • A good choice for dancers who want a more modern look
  • Can provide more ankle support than a stiletto heel

Disadvantages of block heels:

  • Less stable than Cuban heels
  • May not be as comfortable to dance in for long periods of time

Comparison table between Cuban heels and block heels dance shoes

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