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Dance Shoes...

Dance Shoes..

I find that the more I dance the more I'm aware of my dance shoes. Well, this only makes good sense but may be something overlooked by many dancers.

As I progressed and began dancing many different dances I also find I am using different areas of my feet for each style of dancing. My Waltz has always required more heel use than Swing. The bottom line is; I am asking for a lot of support from my dance shoes.

Everyone has their own favorite dance shoe, style of shoe (or boot) and heel size. Latin dancers prefer a taller heel to force their weight forward; Country Western dancers use dance boots; Teachers and many dancers have a pair of "dance sneakers," for relief of their feet; and many new dancers only wear street shoes.  Tennis shoes, commonly worn by many casual dressers are not usually very good for dancing - they are designed NOT TO MOVE, as in basketball - dance shoes need to move and turn easily on the dance floor.

My preference is a low heel dance shoe rather than a Latin shoe or dance boot. I like my shoes very loose in order to keep my feet cooler. I like my well worn shoes but find that if they get too worn they lose support. I found the hard way that cheap shoes hurt and don't wear well. I haven't tried dance sneakers and am wary of the rubber soles. Judy gets great wear from her bowling shoes and at $20.00 a pair she will wear them when the floor is less than perfect.

We urge everyone dancing to invest in several good quality dance shoes. I found the best shoes also cost the most but will last longer also. Make sure the fit is good and for extra comfort add a cushioned insole when trying them on. The best insole we have found is suede covered. Invest in some kind of shoe bag, a shoe brush and an extra set of laces.

If you are a dancer, your feet and legs deserve the best you can provide.  (How many of you were Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts?  What did they tell you, when you were starting a long hike?  My Scoutmaster told me to wear two pairs of  socks, one thick pair - and one thin pair.  This also works for long dances - it allows the socks to slide together, reducing friction on your feet. 

[Men, keep this quiet, but your wife's ankle stockings, worn inside your socks does a wonderful job of that...Or you can buy them at any bargain store for less than a buck - or five bucks for a box full of them.]


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