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We still receive questions about what types of shoes are best for Zumba.

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We would advise to wear comfortable shoes, with plenty of cushion and lateral (side-to-side) support.

Running shoes are not suitable for Zumba as they have too much tread underneath and are designed primarily for forward propulsion, so they restrict side-to-side movement. The danger is during energetic turns the tread might stick to the floor and you could pop your knee.

Some cross-training shoes are appropriate, however be aware of the amount of tread on the shoe. A good sports store should be able to advise.

Of course the best shoes for Zumba are properly designed Zumba shoes which you can purchase from Zumba.com website. Be aware of the sizes as they sell in US size, so please check the size chart before ordering.

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