in the pool!
How to Make Sure Your Shoes Fit
Try on your new shoes and walk around in them for several minutes. A properly fitted athletic shoe should not have to be "broken- in". Instead
they should feel comfortable right out of the box. They may, however, feel slightly stiff. I find that walking in them for awhile tends to loosen them
When you put your weight into the shoe make sure there is enough room for the ball of the foot to spread evenly and feel comfortable. You
should feel that your toes have enough room to spread out. Try jumping in place (or trying your zumba moves) on the balls of your feet to see if
there is enough room in the toebox.
You also want to pay attention to the heel. Does it feel like your foot is coming out of the back of the shoe when you walk or jump in them? Do
you feel any discomfort in the back of the shoe on your heel?
Try shoes on both feet! For many people the right foot may be longer than the left. Buy the pair of shoes that fit your right foot better.
You also want to take into consideration the type of sock you will be wearing with your shoe. A thicker sock can give you just a little bit more
cushioning than a thinner sock. Then again a thicker sock will make the shoe seem smaller. If you buy your shoes a size up this could be an
Place an insole in your shoe
If the shoe fits right but you feel that it does not provide enough support you can try replacing the insole with one that has more cushion. Most
new styles of athletic shoes come with insoles that are removable so that you can do this. Sometimes you may have to buy a shoe size that is a
half-size or a whole-size up in order to make the shoe more comfortable with an alternate insole.
Traction and sliding with dance-fitness shoes
You will want to also look for a shoe with little or no tread on the bottom to help you pivot easy on the floor. If you need to protect your knees
then a shoe that pivots easily will prevent injury. If you are taking a zumba class on a slippery floor you may want a shoe with more traction. I like
the Nike diamond flex soles because they provide a little traction but still allow me to slide and glide just enough so that my feet do not stick to the
floor. Because zumba is also a fitness class with fitness moves it is helpful to have the traction for plyometric moves or jumping.
Buy light shoes for zumba
Because zumba class has alot of fast footwork it will help you to have shoes that are lightweight. You should be able to move your feet around
quickly and not feel like you are dragging around alot of weight.
How to Make Your Shoes for Zumba Last Longer
There are a few things you can do to make your shoes last longer. Don't wear your shoes outside but instead wear them only when in class.
Carry your shoes in a bag and then change them once you get indoors. Buy more than one pair and alternate wearing different shoes. Always
wear socks with your shoes. Use an athletic insole. You can wash your shoes in the washing machine on a gentle cycle. Let them air dry.
Why You Should Buy Shoes for Zumba Online
Having the right shoe for zumba will allow you to have a better experience in your zumba class. As a result you will be motivated to do it more.
When you do it more you lose weight. And isn't that why you are doing zumba in the first place?
When you buy shoes online it is like having a shoestore in the comfort of your own home. For example, you can try on shoes with socks or
without, with different types of socks, or with different insoles. Try one shoe on one foot and then another style on the other foot. Jump in them,
walk in them, dance in them (always on carpet so you do not get them dirty so you can exchange or return easily). In other words, you can take
your time without a salesperson waiting impatiently for you to buy them. I have found this the BEST way to buy the shoes I will love.
Look for online stores that offer free shipping both ways. That way you can easily buy the same shoe in different sizes while feeling confident that
you will not have to pay extra for shipping. If you are not sure of what size you wear in your shoe then buy half sizes and whole sizes up or down
from your regular shoe size. Remember that different styles may fit completely different.
I personally love Zappos because they have outstanding customer service, they have free shipping both ways, they have a great selection, they
have reviews from other buyers, their site is easy to navigate, they treat their employees like family and they are just plain fun! I have ordered
with them several times, made returns, contacted customer service for help and have found all of this to be true. Most of the shoes represented
on this page will take you directly to zappos.
Nike, Ryka and Asics offer the best dance-fitness and training shoes for a zumba class. These shoes are lightweight and offer multi-directional
support. Zumba Fitness also has their own line of shoes. All of these brands of shoes are represented below.
Here are some shoe buying tips:
- When trying on shoes place all your weight in the ball of the foot and make sure it feels comfortable.
- Take out the insole that comes with the shoe (they are usually very thin) and replace them with an athletic insole. You may have to buy a
half-size or whole size larger to do this.
- Buy shoes online in several sizes. Try them on in your house with socks and different insoles. This is the best way to find the right fit and
feel for you. The shipping returns are usually free so don't worry. The right shoe will make your zumba class a much more pleasant
experience! The shoes listed below come in several color combinations - not just the ones shown.
BEST SELLING zumba
shoe! Nike Musique IV
|This shoe comes
in All Black (not pink)