Beginners' Guide to Clown Shoes

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A collection of clown shoes!

What a great looking clown and check out those shoes!

This is one of the greatest compliments I receive when walking into a clown gig.
There is just something about those big floppy shoes that sets the mood for the rest of your performance. After all, firs
t impressions are everything and it pays to make a good one. So let’s not dance around the issue, we’ll get right to the sole of things and explore the options of good clown foot wear.

Do you have to buy professional clown shoes to be a real clown?

As you first venture into clowning you always can browse the resale shops for unusual shoes that may have been in fashion once but now would make an excellent pair of beginner clown shoes. Sometimes decorating a pair of canvas tennis with sparkles, glitter and wild shoelaces work for a starter pair of shoes. Converse or other high-top canvas tennis shoes are very popular with clowns for the variety of colors and patterns they come in. You can order them in extra large sizes to give the giant clown shoe look.

Are clown shoes expensive?

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Like everything, quality and craftsmanship come with a more expensive price tag but you do have some less expensive options. Clown Antics carries a variety of Deluxe Vinyl clown shoes and Leatherette clown shoes for a very reasonable price. The vinyl clown shoes look pretty nice and will last for a while but you will find you need to replace them if they get too many hours in them. The Leatherette clown shoes are of good quality faux leather and can last a long time with proper care. Gentle cleaning of your leatherette shoes will keep them looking spiffy for many shows. I have a pair for my hobo character, which are purposely torn and tattered; therefore keeping them cleaned up is not a concern. I have worn these shoes for nearly 10 years and they still do the job quite well. Leatherette shoes are a worthwhile investment for the beginning or part-time clown.

From that point, clown shoes go up the price scale well into the $400.00 range. High-end clown shoes are custom made, most often to your specific foot dimensions and are very comfortable. A well-made leather clown shoe can last for many years and even be resoled as they are made like a high-end dress shoe, the upper portion can also be re furbished. Patterns and styles are only limited by ones imagination; I have even seen clown shoes that were made into roller skates. This price range may seem a bit extreme, but as you move up the ranks as a professional clown and work more often, it truly pays to have more professionally made gear. High quality costume items will last you much longer and give people more respect for you as a performer. Setting aside money from your clown gigs is a great way to get into a sweet pair of clown shoes without breaking the personal budget.

Tip:

I find wearing a pair of aqua socks or thin slippers inside of the leatherette clown shoes makes them fit better and more comfortable.

Some of our favorite clown shoes

If you're looking for good quality, inexpensive clown shoes, ClowAntics has some great options that we think you'll just love! Especially for beginner clowns, these shoes are a great option until you get to really invent your clown persona. 

Jumbo Size Gold Glitter Clown Shoes, $32

Gold Glitter Clown Shoes

Jumbo sized golden glitter clown shoes resembling old school 1970's sneakers are an amazing deal! Adult sized shoes are made of canvas, foam and glitter, with real shoe laces. Size: 14" L x  6 1/2 W" x 7" H. Get these gold glitter clown shoes here!

Also available in pink and silver!

Colorful Vinyl Clown Shoes, $28.50

Colorful Vinyl Clown Shoes

Vinyl Clown Shoes are a must have accessory for every clown! The pair of oversized shoes are tricolored with red at the toe, yellow in the middle and green at the heel. Clown Shoes come in one size that fits most adults and measure 16" L x 13" W. Get these colorful vinyl clown shoes here!

Vinyl Clown Shoes With Toe Socks, $23.20

Vinyl Clown Shoes With Toe Socks

Vinyl clown shoes have a 12 inch, heavy-duty ruber sole with the open, jagged toes for effect fun effect. Multicolored toe socks are included, but of course you can replace them with socks of your own choosing (sock colors may vary). One size fits average feet, up to about a mens 10. Get these vinyl clown shoes with toe socks here!

Wing Tip Red and Yellow Leatherette Clown Shoes, $77.98

Wing Tip Red and Yellow Leatherette Clown Shoes

High-top, leather-like wingtip clown shoes are an amazing deal! Leatherette looks and feels like soft leather, without the price. Polyurethane shoes require little or no maintenance and can be just as durable as real leather. One size fits men's sizes 8-13, women's 8 and up. Hollow shoe is approximately 12" long inside. Smaller shoe sizes can wear it with a sneaker or a gel insole inside. The fit is in the lacing, so lace them snugly through the heel and the ankle for a proper fit. Get these wing tip red and yellow leatherette clown shoes here!

3 Star Red and Yellow Leatherette Clown Shoes, $67.50

3 Star Red and Yellow Leatherette Clown Shoes

High-top, leather-like clown shoes with 3 stars are an amazing deal! Leatherette looks and feels like soft leather, without the price. Polyurethane shoes require little or no maintenance and can be just as durable as real leather. One size fits men's sizes 8-13, women's 8 and up. Hollow shoe is approximately 12" long inside. Smaller shoe sizes can wear it with a sneaker or a gel insole inside. The fit is in the lacing, so lace them snugly through the heel and the ankle for a proper fit. Get these 3 star red and yellow leatherette clown shoes here!

3 Star Red and Blue Leatherette Clown Shoes, $77.98

3 Star Red and Blue Leatherette Clown Shoes

High-top, leather-like clown shoes are an amazing deal! Leatherette looks and feels like soft leather, without the price. Polyurethane shoes require little or no maintenance and can be just as durable as real leather. One size fits men's sizes 8-13, women's 8 and up. Hollow shoe is approximately 12" long inside. Smaller shoe sizes can wear it with a sneaker or a gel insole inside. The fit is in the lacing, so lace them snugly through the heel and the ankle for a proper fit. Get these 3 star red and blue leatherette clown shoes here!

Dark Blue Clown Tennis Shoes, $35

Dark Blue Tennis Clown Shoes

These jumbo clown sneakers are a whopping 13.5" long, but super lightweight. Made of dark blue cotton canvas (very denim-like) with white laces and rubber trim and soles. Get these dark blue clown tennis shoes here!


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