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An Overview Of Some Of The Most Popular Dance Shoes

Shoes provide the beauty, comfort and style in everyone's life. There are different types of footwear like athletic shoes, work shoes, women's shoes, men's shoes, casual and dance. Different types are used at different occasions and for different activities or occupations.

Footwear used in dance and should be lighter, flexible and soft. There are different types of dance shoes like jazz, swing, men's, women's, capezio, and tango dance shoes.


These are heel-less slippers made of leather or canvas. The sole is traditionally made of leather. A thicker material is used under the ball and heel of the shoes. They are mostly pink, white or black in color.


Jazz shoes consist of two parts and they have rubber sole to provide the traction and flexibility needed for this type of dance. They also have an elastic heel and are secured to the foot.


Ballroom shoes fall into two different categories Ballroom and Latin American. Both use suede soles. The ballroom shoe's heel distributes the dancer's weight across the foot. The Latin American versions have higher heels designed to throw the dancer's weight on the toes.


The character shoes have 1 to 3 inch heel, which is made up of leather. The character shoes have more straps to secure the foot during dance.

Foot thongs

These are also called FootUndeez and foot paws. They are partial foot covers that protect the ball of the dancer's foot. The flesh colored foot thongs give the appearance of having bare feet. This is great for performing dance that gives some protection while giving the look of not having shoes on.


These are designed for ballet dancing. They have toe box that is stiffed with glue. They have harder sole so that dancer can stand on the tips of their foot. They are secured by the elastic straps and ribbons.

Dance sneakers

They are also known as dansneakers. The dance sneakers are a combination of sneaker and a dance shoe. The dance sneakers have a rubber toe.

Swing Dance

Swing dance shoes are very popular shoes they are lightweight and fitting close to the foot. They do not add much length and width outside the foot. Good cushioning & arch support can be added later in the swing dance shoes.

Tango Dance

Tango dance shoes are specifically designed for the tango dancers.

With some research on the internet you can find a huge variety of stylish dance shoes for you.


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