Dancing Shoes Ballroom

I used to be such a klutz. That’s why when people heard I was going to take up ballroom dancing, they laughed— and THEN called up my instructor to pair me up with someone with steel toes lest I bruise his toes to non existence. Well, that was the past, now I’m a whole lot better! A big part of that is because I invested in dancing shoes for ballroom.

Of course these were not “magic shoes”. There is no footwear in the world that will remove lack of coordination and grace. I will be the first one to tell you that. However, dancing shoes ballroom does help a lot in making you safe from potential injuries, hence giving you more confidence in busting out those moves when performing.

What do you look for in these shoes? I don’t know if you know this, but dancing shoes are constructed differently from your regular shoes. A good shoe is fitted with a steel shank and heel support. This is important so that your feet are able to bear up your body’s weight adequately. A lightweight construction and extra foot padding are extremely helpful in alleviating foot fatigue that all dancers experience after a grueling session of training.

The material is also a critical factor in what makes a dancing shoes ballroom. For example, leather covered heels are too slippery, and rubber covered ones are too sticky. You can imagine the potential accidents this can cause you. Only choose suede covered soles because they provide the perfect grip on the typical hardwood surface that dance floors are made of.

People debate on what the ideal heel height is for dance shoes. As a rule, 1 ½ to 2 ½ inches should be a good height to use. Anything higher might endanger you when you do all those fancy twists and turns. Flared or wider heels are more stable, but slim heels are good for dances that have a lot of turning and twisting.

Pumps with t-straps are usually the first pair that a ballroom dancer will buy. Black is a classic, but flesh colored ones are great if you want to extend the line of your leg. Now for the Latin dances though, strappy sandals are usually recommended. Ensure that the straps aren’t too tight and the buckles have easy snap clasps for quick costume changes.

The fit of the shoes is something you should always be careful about. Your toes should have enough wiggle room to be comfortable, but not too loose or else your dancing may be in jeopardy. Dancing shoes ballroom can be a little more expensive than the regular footwear so preserve them as long as you can by only using it for dancing purposes. Do not walk on rough and dirty surfaces and keep them in a separate tote when you bring them to your lessons/ performances.

Click on the links in this page to find a great dancing shoes ballroom and your other dancing needs. Enjoy!


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