Jazz sneakers

L. Friedman-Shedlov

Message 48813 · 17 May 2007 21:01:54 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Another thing I like about these shoes -- They are comfortable to wear
barefoot, which I sometimes like to do. They don't make my feet all
sweaty.

/ Lara

On Thu, 17 May 2007, L. Friedman~Shedlov wrote:

> For those looking for a jazz shoe that works well for SCD, I highly recommend
> the Nimbus "Dansleeker", made by Capezio. It is very form-fitting and much
> less bulky than many of the jazz shoes out there, but still provides the
> benefits of other jazz shoes. They definitely feel very stable. Plus, they
> have elastic lacing that criss-crosses up the front, so they look just a bit
> like ghillies. See
> http://www.capeziostore.com/product.php?productid=17662&cat=0
>
> I got my pair about 8 months ago from Discount Dance Supply
> (www.discountdance.com) for about US$50. I can't find the Nimbus model on
> their site right now, but they have another Dansleeker model called "Freedom"
> which looks somewhat similar and is quite a bit less expensive ($US22.90).
>
> A word of caution for anyone who does buy the Nimbus Dansleeker -- they run
> quite snug -- I bought mine in my regular street shoe size and they literally
> fit like a glove. At first I could hardly get them on, but they did stretch
> slightly after the first couple of wearings. However, if you like room to
> wiggle your toes, you might want to go up a size, especially if you wear
> thick socks.
>
> Lara Friedman-Shedlov
> Minneapolis, Minnesota
> USA
>
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> On Thu, 17 May 2007, XXXXX@xxxxx.xxxxx.xx.xx wrote:
>
>> Regarding jazz sneakers (split sole), I find that they do indeed have lots
>> of cushioning under the ball of the foot and the heel but lack the arch
>> support needed. So it's a kind of trade-off. Also the cushioning makes them
>> look rather like those wooden Japanese shoes, and I felt a little unstable
>> on them and once went over on my ankle. Not fun.
>>
>> cheers,
>> Colleen Putt
>> Bedford, Nova Scotia
>>
>>> On Thu, 17 May 2007 05:41:03 -0400
>>> Elissa Hock <xxx_xxxxxx@xxx.xxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>> As for dancing shoes...I have been wearing jazz shoes with a heel because
>>>> of a previous foot issue that resolved itself. I am currently wearing
>>>> a 9.5...when my shoe size is really 8 because I can't seem to find a
>>>> shoe that is wide enough in the toe box for me. I'm about ready to buy
>>>> a 10!
>>>>
>>>> My podiatrist has been good about not wanting me to quit dancing. He
>>>> said that no one should ever stop doing an activity they love. What's
>>>> the point of living? He is not a big fan of dancing shoes though,
>>>> because they offer little, if any, support and the soles are too
>>>> flexible.
>>>
>>> I wonder if a jazz sneaker would work? You don't get much arch support
>>> but they have a lot of padding under the ball and heel, and the toe box
>>> tends to be bigger. They look a little odd for SCD but even with all
>>> that padding you can still point relatively well in them. Just a
>>> thought... -Steve
>>> --
>>> Steve Wyrick - Concord, California
>>
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