If you’re looking for information or are making a decision about purchasing the best shoes for in-home Zumba, then grab a chair, because you’re gonna want to read this article!
In this article we’ re going to look at 3 of the most frequently asked questions about the best shoes for in-home Zumba.
We’re going to take a look at regular gym shoes or running shoes and help you determine if you can use these for your workouts. Then, we are going to take a look at cross trainer’s or athletic shoes and why these are a popular choice.
And then we are going to take a look at what are the most popular and best shoes for any Zumba workout whether at home or in a public class.
“Can I use regular gym shoes or running shoes for my Zumba workout?”
The short answer, is no. Typically, these types of shoes are too heavy and have a great deal of grip on the sole. The treads will cause you to trip on your carpet or on the workout floor. For your in-home Zumba workout, you want a shoe that is lightweight, flexible and provides a sufficient amount of shock absorption. When selecting the proper Zumba shoes a lightweight shoe is always the correct choice.
“Should I buy cross trainer’s or athletic shoes?”
A cross trainer can be a good dance workout shoe because it does provide a great deal of vertical and lateral support. However, make sure that the shoe is not heavy and has some flexibility to it. Take the shoe or sneaker in your hand and try to bend it in half. If it has some give, then this is the type of shoe you want to wear in your aerobic dance workout.
“What is the best or perfect shoe for Zumba?”
There really is no perfect or best shoe for Zumba. It all really comes down to what type of feet you have and how much comfort you need. For example, some people have extra wide feet. These individuals will need a shoe that can accommodate this extra width and still provide the proper amount of arch support.
Dance aerobic shoes need to provide extra cushioning, support and shock absorption to truly be the best shoe. Many of the top name brand manufacturers produce high-quality shoes or sneakers to do Zumba in. Ryka and Nike shoes seem to be the most popular with Zumba instructors and class participants.
Keep These Two Pointers in Mind When Purchasing Dance Workout Shoes
- The Nike shoes tend to be a little bit narrow. If you’re looking to purchase this shoe you may want to consider buying it a half size bigger than your normal street shoe size.
- Ryka typically runs a little wider and closer to your actual shoe size.