HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MODERN JAZZ SHOES? 

Modern jazz shoes are the final touch of a dancer's outfit. They offer good support and better stability for the foot when dancing. How do you choose the right ones among the many options? Follow our guide!

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Choosing modern dance shoes depends on your skill level. You'll want to consider the different sole options as well as other comfort criteria such as breathability, grip and cushioning.

THE SOLE 

Each modern jazz shoe features a sole that should allow proper movement of the foot. There are two types of soles for your shoes: full sole and split sole.

A full sole is recommended for novices because it offers better stability when learning. A split sole is best for more advanced dancers because it has a flexible arch for greater freedom of movement. It also allows for maximum extension at the instep.

FABRIC TYPE

Remember that leather and fabric are more breathable than synthetic materials. By choosing these types of shoes, your feet will be better able to breathe when you're dancing!

GRIP

For greater comfort when dancing, most shoes have a split leather sole for better grip on the floor. This prevents you from slipping while you dance.

CUSHIONING

Shoes with a small heel tab are good for limiting shock and impact from the floor. Decide which level of comfort you want: if you want to have better contact with the floor, you won't want to have a heel tab; if you'd rather have more cushioning while dancing, opt for a model with one.

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