Jazz shoes are comfortable and elastic shoes that are used by women and men for jazz dance. In order to improve the mobility of the feet in jazz and jazz dancers, they usually have a split leather sole.
Classification of the jazz shoes category
Jazz shoes have to be as comfortable as possible and fit perfectly on the foot. It is important to choose the shoe carefully. There are different models depending on whether the shoes are intended for competitions or training.
Colors and materials
Jazz shoes are usually in relatively simple colors, such as
- White or
- Skin color,
because the dance is the representation of the artist in the foreground and the colors are easy to combine. Unusual variants with glitter are an eye-catcher in competition, but not necessarily suitable for training.
Jazz shoes should be light and flexible, so they are made of fine leather and have a very reduced interior padding. They are almost like a second skin on the foot.
Shapes and Closure
the most common variant,
- as half boots and
- as reduced variants of a shoe,
like half a sole that supports the foot. They can be used quickly on the floor for lacing or with a stretch insert for easy insertion into the shoe. The soles are especially important because you are playing jazz dance on mostly slippery surfaces.
Split or full-length leather soles offer flexibility, while rubber soles in the same shape variants guarantee a little more grip. However, there are also combinations of both, for example a suede sole with a rubber tip.