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Best Zumba Shoes Reviews

Updated on July 15, 2011

How to Choose the Best Zumba Shoes

Zumba is the latest craze in workouts. And no wonder- it combines a fun dance routine to produce a toned body, weight loss, and a cardio workout all in one! Since zumba dance is both a dancing activity and an exercise method that is great for the heart, it can be difficult to find correct zumba shoes.

The best zumba shoes should provide enough cushion to protect the body, especially your feet. However, in order to be able to perform the zumba dance moves properly, shoes are needed that are both light and flexible.

The good news is that there are shoes designed specifically for dance fitness activities. Due to the huge popularity of dance exercise classes, and Zumba dance workouts in particular, there are many types of Zumba shoes available. They are light, flexible, and have little tread to allow ease of movement. Plus, they provide enough support to reduce risk of injury.

Buying shoes for Zumba or dance specifically will not only make dancing more effortless, but also reduce fatigue, achine feet, and knee or leg pain. Below you will find shoes for Zumba that have been narrowed down to the best Zumba shoes, according to customer satisfaction Zumba shoes reviews.

Ryka Women's Dance Shoes for Zumba Review

Ryka Women's Studio Flex Low Fitness Shoes for Zumba

These Zumba shoes are available in basic black with gray trim to go with practically any Zumba dance outfit. They are made of a combination of leather and synthetic materials. They look stylish, too.

More importantly, these shoes for Zumba feature lots of support including supportive insoles with a padded lining. They are lightweight and flexible, which is very important for Zumba shoes. Plus, they provide a good grip on the soles to provide safety, but still allow you to glide across the dance floor.

Ryka shoes are also a great choice for zumba shoes if your feet tend to be a bit wide, as Ryka shoes tend to run a bit wider than average. They also provide enough support needed for foot problems such as low arches, or most knee and leg aches.

Unisex Mesh Dance Sneakers for Zumba

These Zumba dance shoes are available in either pink or black. They are stylish enough to wear out and about, too. The uppers are made from mesh and suede, allowing the shoes to breathe while you are dancing.

These shoes are designed specifically for dance, with much needed ankle support. They have supportive arches and cushioned heels made just for dancing, too. They are extremely flexible and lightweight.

These are highly recommended shoes for Zumba by many. It is recommended to order at least a half size larger than your normal shoe size for this brand of Zumba shoes.

Capezio Dance Shoes for Zumba

These Zumba shoes come in black, white, or your choice of black with different color trims. They are made from synthetic materials and mesh. The mesh helps the shoe to breathe.

Designed specifically for dance, these Zumba shoes have a flat boxed toe design to allow toe stands. Like most dancing shoes, they have a split sole. They also provide extra support for the arches and a notch in the Achilles area for added comfort. (This feature may be handier than you realize.) The cushioned insole is removable if you wish. These dancing shoes are very flexible and light.

Be sure to order a size larger than your normal shoe size. If your feet are wide, you may need to go up a size and a half.

More About Buying Zumba Shoes

If you buy your Zumba shoes locally, you may not be able to find shoes specifically for Zumba or dancing. If not, at least buy shoes that are designed for aerobic activities or for cross training. Don't wear running shoes to your Zumba class. They have too much tread and will cause difficulty when trying to do the Zumba dance movements.

Because of their heavy usage, Zumba shoes should be discarded after six months at the longest. You should buy a new pair of dance shoes sooner if you start experiencing discomfort after your Zumba workout routines.

Learn More About Zumba Dance Exercise Workouts and Weight Loss

Best Zumba Shoes Review Comments

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    • giwrgos12 profile image


      8 years ago from San Diego

      Wow, what a nice shoes. Can I get one :P

    • jshop profile image


      8 years ago

      So glad you posted this! I've been thinking about taking Zumba at my gym, and was concerned that I had NO idea what kind of shoes to wear

    • nikitha p profile image

      nikitha p 

      8 years ago from India

      Good review! thanks for a nice hub.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I never heard of them but thank you so sharing.

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      8 years ago

      I love Zumba. I will come back to your hub when I am ready to buy new Zumba shoes. I like the Capezio shoe you ae showing.

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Zumba shoes are one nice shoe, so glad you introduced the Zumba shoes and reviewed such a nice selection. Thanks :)


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