Stripper Shoes or Pole Dance Stilettos, is it a difference? Yes and no. Both shoes are sexy and make your legs look like they could go on for days! Traditionally when we think of Stripper Shoes, we think of Classic Kiss Clear Mid-Platform Stiletto without twist straps. Here is where the difference lies between the two stilettos. Exotic dancers or ladies who just love the look of Stripper Shoes, do not need the ankle support provided by the ankle strap. Usually, exotic dancers use shoes as accessories as opposed to needing shoe for functionality. The selection of strapless stilettos is endless. There are stilettos that light up, stilettos with tip cups $$$, stilettos with bullets. Ahhh the whales! Most pole dancers prefer an ankle to their stilettos. When doing inversions (going up and down the pole), climbing and spinning, who needs to worry if their stylet will fall off? A Pole Dancer's main focus does not fall off the pole and gives a perfect performance or perfect a new spin or pose. The public between the two stilettos is the platform. The platform is crucial for Strippers and Exotic Dancers as they tend to work long hours, and the platform absorbs the shock from the floor. Pleaser stilettos have a built-in pillow cushion that can help save your feet when dancing long periods. Pole Dancers and Strippers / Exotic dancers use the platform when doing the goddess. It is basically a sexy way to go by pulling the bottom of the platform so that it seems like you are walking on the air. Super sexy! There are different platform heights to choose from. Many Strippers / Exotic Dancers prefer a high platform. The high platform is generally four inches with the heel reaching from 7-8 inches, yikes! Yes, it takes a little practice, okay a lot of training, but most women can learn to master walking in 8 inch stilettos. Intro / Beginner and experienced pole dancers go for a mid-platform 6 inch heel to the professional 8 inch heel. There is also a platform heel that is 4 1/2 inches. Whatever style you choose, Stripper or Pole Dance is fearless and lives outside the box. If you are normally quite black and white in your choices, take a couple of leopards or maybe even that! Add some sparkle to your life! Your lover will thank you!