There are several different styles of jazz shoes out there. There are a few things to consider before buying a pair for your dance class. The first step should be asking what your teacher prefers. Some teachers may want their students to dance bare foot, while others like a particular shoe. Some may even want ballet slippers. Always check with your teacher before you buy a pair of shoes.
The next step would be to chose a material for your shoes. Most jazz shoes come in leather or canvas. You should try them each on to see which you find more comfortable. There is also the price to think about. Leather shoes will normally be the pricier of the two. But if you plan on using your shoes for a long time, it might be better to go with the leather ones. They tend to last longer then the canvas shoes.
Then you must choose the style. There are a variety of jazz shoe styles. They include the jazz shoe, the jazz sandal, the jazz sandal-shoe, the jazz sneaker, or the dancer trainer shoe. Which ever shoe you chose, make sure that they are comfortable and have good arch support with a lot of spring. You also want to be able to flex your feet in the shoes. There are some jazz shoes that have split soles that help in bending and flexing of the feet. You will also want to make sure you can turn easily in your shoes.
One of the most important things to remember when buying shoes, is to try them on and make sure they fit. You do not want them to be to tight or too loose. Take your time and try on a bunch of shoes to find the right one. Always check the store’s return policy in case they don’t work out. No matter what brand of shoe you buy, make sure they are the ones you will want to dance in for a long time and have some fun.