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The Ultimate Posing Shoe Federation Guide (UK)

The Ultimate Posing Shoe Federation Guide (UK)

So many federations; so many rules! 🙈

It can be confusing as to what shoes to get for your comp whether you are a first-time bikini girl or an experience bodybuilding competitor, so we created a mini guide to help you decide 🖤

If you need any help choosing the right shoe for you feel free to contact us here

Note: rules can change throughout the year so make sure you double check the website of the federation to make sure they have not changed their rules before making your purchase. All shoes shown are exemplary. 

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Physical Culture Assoication

clear posing shoes with straps UK

"Shoes can be of any style but must not be of an obvious platform sole & should have a maximum of 5-inch heel."

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Pure Elite

posing shoes with diamantes uk

"Ladies are required to wear heels."

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2 Bros Pro

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Cocktail 501

"Competitors must wear high heels". Applicable to all female categories EXCEPT Women's Physique.

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ukbff approved posing shoes

"No platform shoes are allowed!! The athlete will be asked to change her shoes".

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United Kingdom Ultimate Physiques

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All female categories: "platform soles are permitted with a maximum height of 1.5 inches".

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Miami Pro


All female categories: "The most popular & recommended high heel shoes to wear are with clear heel bottoms/platforms, choice of high heels is totally up to the model."

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Glifting Girls


"A coloured or clear heel can be worn to suit your Bikini/Costume. At least a 4 inch heel and 1 inch platform at the front."

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International / UK

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"High heels are mandatory".

There are many more federations out there but these are some of the most popular shows in the UK right now.

Our biggest piece of advice?

Go for heels that you know you will feel comfortable walking in and strutting your stuff.

Shop our full range of posing shoes here.

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