Shoes are a fashion statement but also a necessity for everyday use or many different occasions.
We love shoes, and we do specialise in manufacturing and selling dance shoes. But before we get to that, let’s just quickly resume all the different type of shoes and footwear. We wrote a full article on shopping dancer shoes specifically if you are looking to buy dance footwear. We also wrote a guide for each type of dance shoes. You can skip the different types of shoes to learn more about dancer shoes immediately.
30 Different types of shoes
List of 31 general categories of footwear listed bellow.
1. Athletic Shoes
2. Casual Shoes
3. Dress Shoes
7. Formal Shoes
20. Ballet Flats
21. Dance Shoes
22. Dance Boots
23. Dance Sneakers
25. Derby Shoe
27. Chukka Boots
28. Court Shoe
29. Hiking boots
30. stiletto heels
31. Dancer Shoes
Note: in each category, you will find subcategories. Example in dance shoes, there is a sub category which is Latin Dance Shoes, which also contains other subcategories (such as salsa shoes, bachata shoes, latin boots, etc).
You will find 4 different shoe department listed bellow.
There are many shoe brands and some more recognised depending on what type of shoes you are looking for.
- New Balance
and many others depending what you arre after (platypus shoes, novo shoes, spendless shoes, converse, UGG, crocs, etc)
There are over 19 Dancer shoes types. They come in different types of material, heel heights, heel shape, colours, closure style and each have they own specificity depending on the dance style.
Check our full article linked above, where we resumed everything together and added some links for you if you want to purchase them.
Did You Know ? At Latin Dance Shoes Australia we let you customise the shoe material. so if you want a vegan dance shoe, you can select faux leather. Alternatively, if you prefer a genune leather shoe, simply contact us and we will custom-made them for your preferences.
Shoes for dance floor
You will need different types of shoes for different types of dance floor. We wrote a full article here if you want to learn more about the different types of dance floor. And what are the best shoes to wear on each type of dance floor.
Specialty shoes are designed to protect your feet and body from injuries
Beyond their aesthetic appeal, shoes play a crucial role in our health and well-being. Proper footwear is essential for maintaining foot health and preventing discomfort or injury. Specialty shoes, such as orthopedic, dance shoes, dance boots, dance sneakers or ergonomic designs, address specific health needs, ensuring a balance between comfort and style.
Why our dance shoes protect you the best ? Each dance footwear is specifically made to protect dancers from heels injuries and reduce the impact on their knee while dancing. That’s why our dance shoes are all equiped with the following elements.
- Gel insole for better shock absorption and better dance experience, reducing knees shocks and joint issues related to dancing
- Extra flexible suede shoe sole that follow dancer’s feet movement and fit perfectly to complement dancer’s feet.
- Extra padding under the heel to reduce any risk of heels spurs.
Shoes for women
Check our full shoe collection for women. Note that our dance shoes can be worn for dancing or for everyday wear. Simply customise the type of sole with a rubber sole to wear them for work or everyday use, while still gaining the flexibility, comfort and support that dance shoes provide for dancers.
Shoes for men
Check our full shoe collection for men. Note that our dance shoes can be worn for dancing or for everyday wear. Simply customise the type of sole with a rubber sole to wear them for work or everyday use, while still gaining the flexibility, comfort and support that dance shoes provide for dancers.
Boots for women
Check our full boot collection for women. Note that our dance shoes can be worn for dancing or for everyday wear. Simply customise the type of sole with a rubber sole to wear them for work or everyday use, while still gaining the flexibility, comfort and support that dance shoes provide for dancers.
About Latin Dance Shoes Australia
Latin Dance Shoes Australia is Australia’s industry leading dance shoe company. We specialise in Latin, ballroom and dance heels shoes. We also sell tap shoes, jazz shoes and ballet shoes. Buy our dance footwear anywhere in the world, we deliver worldwide.
Sadly, dance shoes are not made to last a lifetime. The delicate materials used as well as the way us dancers use the shoes mean that they won’t last forever. But, you can extend the life of your shoes if you properly care for them. Here’s a few tips:
Do NOT wear your shoes outside. The suede sole of the shoes are easily damaged or ruined by rough and wet surfaces. Suede soles should only be worn indoors and on smooth surfaces like wooden flooring. Keep it to the dance floor girls, unless of course, you’re purchasing your shoe as an everyday street shoe and have resoled the sole, then you’re good. Wear your regular shoes to your event, have your wardrobe change and slip into your dance shoes. Now you’re ready to shake what yo mama gave you.
Moisture (i.e. foot sweat, yeah gross right?) means that your shoes will need to be aired anywhere from 1 to 2 days to allow the shoes to properly dry. A shoe tree is a good idea to slip into your shoes after a night of dancing. If you’ve been burning the floor, then its advisable to have at least a second pair on hand so that you can rotate your shoes. Girls, this is a guilt free way to feed your shopping addiction. I’m all over it.
Purchase a wire brush to keep the soles of your shoes smooth and clean. A brush is a must. Gently brush excess dirt and debris to get rid of the grimy build up. If you’re dancing on grotty floors, the dirt particles will clog up the leather. If you’re dancing often and your soles are looking like the inside of your Hoover, then give it a brush.