What are the BEST shoes to wear for a Zumba® Fitness Class?
It always comes down to the shoes, doesn't it, ladies???
I get asked this question A LOT! And you know what? The truth is, I can't tell you what the best shoes are FOR YOU! That is a question ONLY YOU can figure out the answer to!!!
It took me years of trial & error to come up with my list of requirements that I look for in a shoe to keep my body happy during a full Zumba® class and beyond! (because a lot of Zumba® injuries don't happen during the class, they are the result of long term overuse/ consistent impact/bad shoes!)
Zumba® classes about picking the right shoes for any dancing surface!
*** The surface of the floor that you are dancing on makes a HUGE impact on how much friction you are going to create while dancing... and each different type of flooring requires a different type of shoe to counteract this issue!
Pick a shoe that has a low profile sole. My favorite brand is Asics because they come in such fun colors and fit great! I also have a few Adidas shoes that I enjoy wearing for Zumba in the gym too (Climacool™, and Iyra
Something with more rubber on the sole works great on hardwood, so implement your fitness shoes for your gym Fitness classes!
My favorite ASICS for gym floors
Acics® GT1000 series (best price!)
Asics® Kinsei (best cushioning... but more $$$)
Asics® Tri-Noosa.... super light, but more $.
Adidas for hardwood floors
Adias® Iriya (discontinued)
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Saucony® Virrata super light weight and LOW friction foam sole.
Saucony® Viratta (another color combo)
Zumba® Hightops with smooth sole
d) hard surface (like a stage or concrete)
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