Save the Knees with Dance Shoes One of the sure ways to keep the body safe and working to its max is to wear the proper shoes. Yes, good dancing shoes matter for women, children, and for men. A perfectly fit dance shoe will save you much pain and physical surprises throughout your life.
A dance shoe has a special sole and is designed to the shape of your foot so that you can move easily in any direction. Bulky, loose shoes are not only dangerous, they hamper your movements and make learning to dance more difficult.
Unfortunately, discount versions of children’s dance shoes fall into this category of bulky and “hard to dance in” shoes. Children, most of all, are dancing for the pure joy of movement and do not need an uncomfortable shoe that has been fit sitting on the floor at a discount store.
Social and ballroom dancing shoes are critical for teens and adults who want to keep their bodies working well so they can have more fun dancing. Sticking to the floor does not help your dancing. Running shoes and casual shoes with rubber bottoms are notorious for damaging ankles, knees, and hips as the dancer tries to turn and move quickly from one direction to another. In addition to making turning easier, a dancing shoe is secure on the foot, reinforced for extra support, and balanced to give more security between moves.
A professional fitting at Movin’ Easy DanceWear, whether for a highly technical pointe shoe, a ballroom shoe, or a children’s shoe, involves trying several different shoes. We explore your desired look and what you need with different styles, widths, openings for ankle and toes, types of straps, height of heel, padding, and support. The goal of a well-fit dancing shoe is to make dancing easier and more fun by providing comfort, security, and ease of movement. All of this and they make you look great as a bonus.