Have you ever watched ballroom dancing and marveled at the grace and fluidity of the dancers? Well if you have then you will see that they dance on shoes that are made to take all of the twisting, turning and high kicks that they perform at various shows and competitions. Instead of wearing normal shoes ballroom dancers wear special ballroom shoes.
These shoes come in a variety of shapes and styles. You will find that there are shoes that can be worn for many of the different types of dances. There are shoes that can be worn for informal dances and ballroom shoes that need to be selected with care for the more formal ballroom competitions. You will find that men and womenís styles for ballroom shoes are very elegant.
Some of the types of ballroom shoes that you can find are Latin ballroom shoes, Tango and Salsa ballroom shoes. There are ballroom shoes where the toes are closed and some where the toes of the ladies are open. At many places that sell ballroom shoes the most popular type of ladies ballroom shoes are the ones with the high heel.
This type of shoe is very popular because it makes pivoting and making fast turns easier and they also look very elegant and graceful. Sometimes you will be able to find this same style of ballroom shoes that have a low heel. These low heeled ballroom shoes can be found in a few places now.
For men many of the same rules for ballroom shoes apply. However the main criteria for menís ballroom shoes are that of sophistication. In their shoes the elegance must be coupled with durability. This is because in many of the dances not only do the men take the lead in dancing but they must support their partner through many of the intricate steps that need to be performed.
In many cases the ballroom shoes of the men are made of black leather and they are very supple. The heels on the shoes are designed so that the various quick turns and pivots and other such steps will not cause the men to slip while they and their partner are dancing in the competitions.
For all of these ballroom shoes the main thing that needs to be seen is that the shoes are comfortable during the entire period of dancing. Therefore you must take your time and select the type of shoes that will not only match your outfit but they must be comfortable, durable, supple and you should be able to execute all of your dance moves without any worries.