A lot of people say when you are going for dance shoes lessons or general dancing you need to look glamorous. Yes, you should look great but that does not mean you should have on heels ‘to die for’. If you start out dancing with high heels just because they look glamorous, you are literally cutting short your dancing years. Believe it or not, dancers like J-lo and Beyoncé didn’t start out with high heels, they grew into it.
Dancing shoes are actually practical shoes, after all, if your going to be doing some serious moves on the dance floor you cannot do that as well as focus on not hitting the floor or twisting your ankle. This is one of the reasons why people are always advised to go for dancing shoes as opposed to normal shoes. Dancing shoes are designed with various features to enhance your flexibility. For instance, dancing shoes have suede soles designed to provide a good level of friction which enables dancers to slide and spin graciously. Dancing shoes heel also have a certain height which give support and balance to your feet and slightly push one’s weight forward, especially for Latin shoes. Depending on the style of dancing, the heel height can vary from 1.5 inches (3.8cm) to 3 inches (7.6cm) for ladies. Dancing shoes sometimes have straps to give more security when dancing.
When getting your first pair of dancing shoes, it’s always best to get a good feel of it. Meaning you should actually go into a store and try them on because this is something you will most likely be wearing for a prolonged period of time; hence they have to fit just right. If however, you are quite averse to going shopping, especially when you can get great deals online, then by all means order the dancing shoes online, but go for a couple of different sizes with the intention of returning the one that fits the least. Dance shoes usually always follow the same size guides as your normal shoes. If this is not the case, you would be advised of this, so keep an eye out for it. There are a number of online shoes that offer great deals on shoes from world top dance shoe manufactures like Werner Kern, Supdance and International that design Ballroom, Latin and Modern dance shoes. These shoes might not be cheap but they are definitely of great quality and they last, as long as you take good care of them.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get yourself some great dancing shoes.