With many sports, footwear is chosen for the comfort but also to aid the sportsperson in their activity and none more so than dancing. Footwork is the main discipline in dance. Many dance steps are highly intricate requiring maximum skill, balance and rhythm. Dance shoes aid all these disciplines and most importantly, give the dancer the comfort and as much safety as possible.
As with dance costumes and clothing, dancewear shoes are specially made for comfort but also style to complement each dance. Latin shoes are light, have open toes and slim heels. They always match the dance costume with the three most popular colours being tan, black and silver. Ballroom shoes are more conservative to complement this more traditional dance style. Again, they are designed and manufactured specifically for ballroom dancing. Most ballroom shoes have covered toes and a slightly lower heel than the Latin shoes.