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.
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.
The Zumba Flex Classic High shoe- is the same as the Flex Classic in a high top.
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!)
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!