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