Our feet are the foundation to not only our bodies but also our dancing. Our feet give us the balance and movement as we glide across the dance floor. As dancers we are very hard on our feet and they can become sore at times. It is important to take extra care of our feet to maximize the ability for proper placement of your steps, maintaining the proper balance, all while wearing proper dancing shoes.
Wearing rubber sole shoes on a dance floor can cause the feet to stick to the dance floor and be challenging when initiating pivots, swivels, spins, or turns and could potentially hurt the knees, too. If these are your only option we highly recommend purchasing The Dance Sock to place on the toe of your rubber sole to help create the movement that will feel great, and help avoid certain pain.
Some leather soled shoes can be slippery on wood floors causing no friction and sometimes making it difficult to keep your balance. This is especially difficult when wearing leather soles with high heels, which does not help in completing those smooth fast turns or swivels. Tango Rouge Ballroom Dancewear carries top of the line ballroom dance shoes. These particular shoes are equipped with features that are important in the investment of your dance journey, as well as the care of your feet. Check out the overall benefits and importance of ballroom dance shoes:
-Flexibility: Flexibility allows the toes to be pointed and increases the comfort when dancing on the balls of your feet. Ballroom dance shoes are light weight and are constructed with split shank, therefore enabling great flexibility.
-Cushion: The insole cushion allows for comfort and durability using the latest memory padding technology in the extra padded foot bed. This pad is designed to absorb shock that provides strong resistance against high pressure. Others create great shape for arch support. Some insoles are even made with certified nano-fiber that deodorizes the shoes after long hours of dancing.
-Versatility: Most dance shoes come in various colors for some styles, and also available in optional fabric choices, all of which are premium fabrics. The heel height is also an option when choosing what is appropriate for your body movement and comfort level. Some ladies dance shoes come with an adjustable strap to accommodate narrow or wide feet, while men’s shoes commonly are made with laces allowing for width adjustment as well.
It is important to not wear your dance shoes outdoors to help preserve the life of the shoes. Most of our shoes come with a carrying bag to help keep them together and clean. We recommended carrying your shoe brush along with the shoes to help lift the nap of the suede for appropriate friction.
Need some more advice on choosing the proper ballroom dance shoe, or even dance shoes for a wedding or event? You can call us at 469-877-6503 - and be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TangoRougeBallroomDancewear. Looking for a Ballroom Studio to practice your dance skills or routines? Check out Dancemasters Studio in Dallas and their great Social Club program.