There is a huge variety of dance shoes. Dancers have to choose the right type of shoes that depends on the style of dance and the surface they will dance on. For instance, ballet dancers wear Pointe shoes. This type of shoes helps a dancer stand on his or her toes for extended period of time. Elastic straps and ribbons support the participant’s ankles. Pointe shoes make a person sylph-like and weightless.
Jazz shoes are another type of dancing shoes for mostly jazz dance. However, they can be worn in other styles of dancing like hip-hop, acro dance, aerobics and rock’n’roll. Jazz shoes are comfortable and flexible allowing the performer faster turns and movements.
Tango shoes, or also called Flamenco shoes, have to be of high quality and attractive. Also, flamenco shoes have to match with the flamenco skirt because it can significantly affect the performance. Tango and Flamenco shoes are manufactured in a variety of colours and types.
There are two categories that fall into ballroom shoes – Ballroom and Latin American. Ballroom shoes are typically with two-inch heels and patent leather uppers. Generally, they have to match the lady’s dress and the man’s costume. Unlike Ballroom shoes, Latin American shoes are more flexible and have higher heels. Ladies shoes are usually open-toed. Ballroom and Latin American shoes come in a variety of styles, colours and ornaments.