Healthy feet are essential for Zumba classes, and your shoes will determine the state of your feet. The best shoes for dance fitness will look and fit great, keeping your feet comfortable, while wearing the wrong shoes in your Zumba class can cause severe pain. Shoes that are narrow or inflexible in the toe area can cause pinched nerve endings, calluses, blisters and problems with toe nails. Larger or heavier shoes can cause leg fatigue, and feet to slip around which can often result in injury.
To help prevent these problems and keep your feet happy and healthy, we listed our favorite shoes for Zumba dance classes. The stylish and colorful designs will keep you looking great, while the comfortable and supportive fit will keep your feet in the best health. Keep reading to see what our picks are for the best shoes for dance workouts.
The Best Shoes for Fitness Dance
These distinctively patterned fitness dance shoes from look and perform great. A synthetic and mesh construction keeps the RYKA women’s rhythmic shoes breathable and flexible, while the wider rubber sole gives additional balance and stability. The front lacing closure helps to give you a perfect fit, along with the cushioned ankle pad. Front toe pivot and light traction helps you to slide and turn without painful slips.
A slim profile and rubber sole make these shoes ideal for Zumba dance classes. Featuring a cushioned foot bed and mesh lining for cool comfort, along with synthetic construction for durable and lightweight flexibility. The slightly curved toe is designed for easy pivots and turns, while the padded ankle collar and tongue give you a comfortable and secure fit.
Constructed from polyester these lightweight ASICS Women’s fitness dance shoes are durable and flexible. A rubber sole helps you to stop when you have to, while the pivot point on the toe lets you glide through all of the dance moves. EVA mid sole cushioning protects against impact shock, and the two Velcro straps help to support the sides of your feet and give you a secure fit.
Slightly taller to give your ankles more support, these shoes from RYKA are still incredibly lightweight and flexible. There is an adjustable strap along the instep for addition support and fit, along with a front lacing closure. The rubber sole provides stability and traction on slippery dance floors, while also letting you pivot and turn when you have to.
Featuring a low profile design and Zumba’s trademarked logo, these dance fitness shoes are fun, comfortable and designed for high impact aerobic classes. The synthetic and mesh construction keeps your feet cool and dry, along with being flexible. The rubber sole provides great traction on studio dance floors, while the EVA outer sole is comfortable and shock resistant. A pivot point is also included for easy turns and spins, along with a durable and stylish outer shell to prolong the life of the fitness dance shoes.
These are some of the best fitness dance shoes and feature a funky 3D design. The synthetic and mesh construction of Reebok Women’s Dance UR Lead Shoe is durable and lightweight, and will also help to keep your feet dry and comfortable. Insole cushioning, including on the ankle back helps to protect against impact shock and other common aches associated with Zumba dance classes. A rubber sole with two directional flex grooves gives you plenty of traction on slippery dance floors, while the pivot point helps you to spin and turn easily.
I am licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Toning®, Zumba Gold-Toning®, Zumba® Sentao™ and Zumba in the Circuit® classes.I am also CPR/AED Certified by the American Red Cross. I regularly attend continuing education classes including Zumba® Jam sessions to bring my classes fun and fresh new choreography.
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