Best Salsa Dance Shoes
The Best Salsa Dance Shoes for Pro Dancers
With so many styles, fits and choices, choosing the best salsa dance shoes can sometimes be a little confusing, especially if you’re new to dancing. In recent years, manufacturers have utilized evolving technology to create shoes with better designs, better performance and more comfort. + Expand
At Burju, we offer a selection of salsa shoes that have been designed to not only look spectacular, as befitting a salsa dancer but to be supremely comfortable too. And with so many different salsa shoes in our range, we’ve made it easier than ever to find the best salsa shoes for you.
Our salsa shoes are crafted with soft suede soles to enable free movement on the dance floor while providing just the right amount of traction and have an arch construction that allows optimum flexibility for pointing and moving your foot. Plus, they’re designed to give you the balance and confidence to execute and display your salsa techniques correctly.
But how do you find the shoes that are going to turn your moves into some of the most spectacular moves on the floor? It comes down to 4 key elements: fit, style, heel height and fabric.
The key to choosing salsa shoes that will have you dancing like a pro
At Burju, we offer shoes in half sizes so that you can get the best fit for you. As the salsa requires to dance forward on your foot, the correct fit for this type of shoe is to have your toes at the very edge of the shoe even when standing, so that you can ‘use the floor’ to ground yourself. For this reason, we recommend that you opt for a half size smaller than your usual size if you have narrow feet, although you may want to go up half a size if your feet are broader than average.
The style of your shoe is also a significant consideration. While personal preference is a key factor when choosing your new shoes, you may want to pick a style that has straps across the toes, around the ankle and under and around the arch to make your feet feel more secure.
If you have high arches, T-straps may not be the best style for you, while dancers with toes that are uneven in length may find multiple toe straps uncomfortable. If you do have a problem with toes escaping from your shoes, look out for straps with mesh inserts as these can help to prevent your foot or one or more toes ‘popping out’ when you point your foot.
Most serious salsa competitors prefer shoes with a heel height of 3 inches or 3.5 inches which help to create a long leg line. However, if you’re a social dancer who’s purely looking for comfort or a beginner on the floor, you may prefer shoes with a 2.5-inch heel.
When it comes to fabric choice, we offer shoes in leather, satin and suede. Satin is an especially popular choice as it can be dyed to match the color of your outfit. Satin is also one of the most comfortable fabrics to dance in as it stretches to your foot shape without cutting into your skin.
Customise your salsa shoes
Salsa, by its very nature, is a showy, flamboyant dance, and if you want your shoes to match your moves, you may want to consider customizing your shoes. While we do offer an exciting range of salsa shoes, some of which are decorated with crystals and rhinestones, we also offer a customization service so that you can create the best salsa shoes for you.
If you’d like to know more about our customization service or you need further help to buy the best salsa dance shoes, get in touch with the team here at Burju, and we’ll do our utmost to give you the assistance that you need.
Whatever dancing event you need professional dancing shoes for we can provide you with the perfect solution for your needs. If you desire more information on our products and services, then our FAQ has helpful answers to many commonly asked questions, or if you cannot find an answer to your query, then contact us via e-mail for a quick response to your question. We also have an excellent collection of Women's dance shoes including Latin dance shoes.