Jazz shoes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. In this post, we’ll give some information on what works well for different types of feet.
For dancers with narrow feet, a shoe like the Bloch SO470 Pulse is a good option because it has a cut that fits very close to the foot. The Pulse also includes pleating under the arch which accentuates and emphasizes the curve of a pointed foot.
Wide feet look great in a shoe like the So Danca JZ-43. The neoprene insert on the bottom allows the shoe to stretch for maximum comfort and a beautiful line along the arch. Jazz shoes from the company Bloch are also worth looking at since they’re available in a range of widths.
High Arched Feet
Dancers with high arches sometimes have a hard time finding shoes that won’t dig into the top of their foot. For this reason, the Capezio CG31 Pure Knit Jazz Shoe is a great choice because it features a unique knit material which stretches to elegantly hug high arches. The low profile and wide mouth also makes this shoe easy to put on.
The Capezio EJ2 works well for dancers with flat feet. This shoe has a strip of neoprene that wraps all the way around the foot which gives the appearance of a high arch while providing support for the foot.
We hope that helped make things a little easier for anyone searching for a jazz shoe. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us to speak with a dancewear expert.