New Zumba Dance Shoes! Compare the Styles

New Zumba Dance Shoes! Compare the Styles

One of the most popular posts on my blog is about shoes for Zumba.  It’s actually pretty tough to find the proper shoes- shoes with adequate support, but not a lot of tread (to allow for the lateral twisting in Zumba). In that post, I covered some shoes I like…but since I wrote it, many have been discontinued. So let’s look at some of the new Zumba dance shoes.
See, shoes for Zumba should have minimal tread…like this.
I was wearing Zumba’s shoes (which I got for a great deal at convention)…but yesterday I ordered some new shoes.  Zumba came out with more technologically advanced shoes- and a wider offering.
They have the Zumba Flex Classic shoe- this is great if you are used to dance sneakers.  The split sole is great for comfort and flexibility, and it features the Z-Slide so you can glide across the floor.  They also say this shoe features the Z-Arch offering maximum support and balance.
Zumba Flex Classic shoe
The Zumba Flex Edge Shoe- is very similar to the Flex Classic with the same offerings (the Z-Slide and Z-arch) along with a split sole.  This one just looks, and likely performs, a bit more like an athletic shoe with a bit more support and cushion.
Zumba Flex Edge Shoe
The Zumba Flex Classic High shoe- is the same as the Flex Classic in a high top.
Zumba Flex High shoe
The Zumba Impact Max shoe (what I ordered)- says it is great for impact and cushion.  I’ve struggled with stress fractures in the past, so the features of Z-Compress, Z-Brace, and the Z-Slide sound great to me.  Z-Compress says it will reduce impact and compress the foot to return it to its original form.  And the Z-Brace will hold your foot securely for high energy moves (which I do a lot of!)
Zumba Impact Max shoe
The Zumba Energy Push shoe- This shoe seems the most like Zumba’s previous Z1 shoe- lightweight and easy to move in.  It features a mesh upper and the Z-Slide.
and the Zumba Energy Push High shoe, which is the same as the Energy Push in a high top.
I should also note that while Zumba makes shoes with a great sole for Zumba…I still have to wear my inserts from the podiatrist to offer the proper arch support that I need.  Don’t be afraid to add an insert to your shoe to make it right. 🙂
If you order any of these shoes from Zumba, use the code BLEE1 to get 10% off! 


  1. Good info!! I haven’t done Zumba in awhile, but I mostly liked wearing split-sole dance sneakers. But I like the idea of the impact max (I think that’s the one you ordered) because I started having stress fracture issues, which is what’s kept me out of Zumba for the last year or so. My feet seem fine now but I’m SO scared of having reccurrence!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this post about Zumba Dance Shoes. Great explanation. Thanks!

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