Character Shoe

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Character Shoe.

On Character Shoe’s official page, we defined the term as “a neutral shoe worn by female ensemble members in a musical.”

But now we want to know what Character Shoe means to you. You can use the comments section to

– suggest additional definitions

– tell us your favorite Character Shoe stories (What do you think character shoes are? Have you worn character shoes?)

– link to other sites or videos that seem character shoe-appropriate

If you’d like to make a character shoe video of your own, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor