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Benefits of Salsa shoes | Our recommendations

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Clement

Benefits of Salsa shoes and our Recommendations

Bombshell Chiara looking pretty happy in her Amazonia salsa shoes & fan tassel

Now you are probably wondering how to choose the best salsa dance shoes for your need, which are the criterias and finally what are ou best recommendations?

Well, good news, we got everything for you resumed in our latest video bellow:

Why do you need Salsa dance shoes?

Salsa dancing shoes are an essential tool for dancers! This is not just an accessory but one of the most essential and lifesaver product during your dance journey. It will:

  • Improve your spins and help you turn faster and better
  • Reduce the risk of injuries, including knees injuries and Plantar Fasciitis
  • It will make you look amazing!

Check our more detailed article about the advantages of a pair of good dance shoes!

What to consider when buying dance shoes?

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Type of Sole: Suede sole or rubber sole dance shoes?

Suede sole are only used indoor. Their soft material will help you spin effortless, redoing the friction between your salsa shoes and the dancefloor. However, it is a very delicate material and can not be worn outdoor.

If you know you will use your shoes to go in a dance studio and also go outdoor social dancing, we would recommend you to use Rubber Sole. Read more if Dance shoes can be resoled here.

Type of Heel shape for salsa shoes.

There is three main heels shape:

They all have different use.

  • Cuban heel is a low and thick heel, generally around 3.5cm height and extremely thick. They are often use for ballroom dancing for older people that lack a bit of stability. They are also great for absolute beginners who are not used to walk in heels!
  • Flared Heels dance shoes are the next one up. The flare shape of the heel will give you a much more stylish look, while still having a considerable heel surface on the floor. Those one are highly recommended for beginners that are used to walk in heel! We highly recommend to start with a 7cm heel height
  • Straight Stiletto Heels. Those one are for fierce dancers. Usually extremely popular for heels dance classes , kizomba and bachata. They require a much better ability to walk and dance in heels!red salsa shoes


Heel Height for salsa shoes

Heels height depends really on your ability to walk with heels overall!

We would say:

Absolute beginners 5cm cuban heels if no experience walking in heels

Absolute beginners that are used to walk in heels: 7cm flared heels

Improvers to advance 8.5cm flared heels

Do you have a guide with heels size, height and shape for salsa shoes and Latin dance shoes?

Yes, we do! Here is our Heel height and shape guide!

What are your salsa shoes recommendations?

We have so many, but here are some of our absolute favourite!

Also check our señorita shoes


Here is our recommendation for a DANCE SNEAKERS that would be great for Dance lessons

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Latin Dance Shoes Australia – Salsa Shoes

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We also have a range of gorgeous unique accessories to go with your shoes. Send us an email if you have any questions, or give us a phone call!


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Frequently Asked questions

What should a beginner wear for salsa dance classes and salsa training?

Anything comfortable! Jean, t shirt for the guys and leggings for women. Without forgetting the most important element: Dance Shoes. This will help you spin better, while reducing the risk of injuries while learning your new dance moves!

Do you spin in Salsa?

Yes, absolutely! In portorican salsa(also called Puerto Rican salsa), spins are one of the most recurring element. It can be a simple spin, double spin, cross body lead and spin, or a multiple spin. Learning proper salsa spin technique is one of the most important skill you will need to learn!

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How many days does it takes to learn salsa?

Generally, in 3 month you will be able to learn the basics of salsa. This imply that you go regularly to a reputable dance studio with high skill salsa teachers AND apply everything you learn in a social practice environment!

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How difficult is it to learn salsa?

It can be difficult to learn salsa, but with the right instruction, it is definitely possible. In fact, many people learn it quickly and enjoy the dance immensely. Here are a few tips that can help you learn salsa quickly and easily:

1. Take classes – If you want to learn salsa in a structured environment where you will be taught by experts, then classes are definitely the way to go. Not only will you get proper instruction and practice, but you will also have a social environment that will help you make friends and connections with other dancers.

2. Listen to salsa music – One of the best ways to learn any new skill is by listening to music that is specifically designed for that skill. This way, you are not only learning the steps, but also the rhythm and melody of the song. Plus, salsa music is always fun!

3. Watch salsa videos – Just like with any other topic, if you want to learn more about something than just reading about it, watch videos about it. Not only will watching videos help you understand the specifics better, but it can also help ignite your interest in learning more about the topic at hand.

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Here are some of our video to learn salsa!


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Salsa is definitely a dance that can be learned quickly and enjoyed immensely! With the right instruction and practice, anyone can become a good dancer!

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