Dance shoes

Dance shoes, shoes specially worn for dancing. According to different types of dance, it is roughly divided into: Latin dance shoes, modern dance shoes, mixed dance shoes, jazz dance shoes, modern dance shoes, ballet shoes (pointe shoes), folk dance shoes, children's dance shoes, etc.

Here is an example of ballet shoes to introduce the composition of the dance shoes group:
LAST (Shoe Last): A model for making pointe shoes. The shape of the last is based on the shape of the actor's foot. The usual shoe last is the most important factor in the toe cap and the inner comfort of the shoe. Different shoe lasts are suitable for the size and width of a specific model.
BOX (toe cap): The toe cap is the part that covers the tip of the toe, helping the actor to stand on the tip of the toe.
VAMP (shoe upper): refers to the part from the foremost FLATFORM to the instep tie.
THROAT (shoe throat): Seen from above, this part is the part that allows the feet to be raised and flattened to show the instep.
DRQWSTRING/BINDING (lacing): on the edge of the instep of the shoe upper to provide toughness to the shoe upper. Tightening the laces can make the toe fit the foot better.
PLATFORM (plane): at the forefront of the toe. The actors rely on this plane to stand on their toes.
CROWN (shoe height): refers to the vertical height from the upper to the sole.
PLEATS (please): located at the bottom front of the shoe. The cloth is pleated here and embedded in the sole.
SIDE QUARTERS: The cloth part on the side of the shoe, stitched at the heel.
SOLE (sole): The outer leather sole is used to provide traction. The sole is sewn to the upper inside the shoe.
SHANK (shoe bone): is the "backbone" of the entire pair of shoes. Located under the "sock line", the bottom of the shoe is usually printed with the brand's LOGO, such as CAPZIO (and many are printed on the outsole of the shoe, such as SANSHA). Its function is to provide support for the arch of the foot. This part is usually divided into soft and hard to meet the needs of different feet.


Tap shoes
Tap dancing is mainly wearing special dance shoes with iron palms, using flexible dance steps on the wooden floor
Strike out a variety of rhythms. Its eclectic form is a very free form of dance. Many dancers in history have continuously enriched the forms of tap dance. There is a very vivid saying: No maps on the taps, which means that tap dancing has no restrictions like maps.
Some early documents record that dancers are barefoot. Soft shoes were not used until 1924 when girls danced reels, jigs, and slip jigs. Soon, male dancers also began to use soft shoes, but they abandoned them in the 1970s. At this time, hard shoes have gradually matured in style and technology. Dancers use fiberglass toe and hollow shoes with hollow heels. This material change allows dancers to nail the buckle to the heel and make a louder sound to create a drum-like rhythm, so that every audience can hear their melody. This change has also affected the emphasis and content of many dances (before, dancers would put coins between the bottom of the shoes and the toes to increase the sound effect).
Latin dance shoes
To dance a good Latin dance, dance shoes are the basis. When choosing dance shoes, we have to start from several aspects: the size of the shoes, the height of the heel, the thickness of the heel, the angle of the heel, etc.
1. The view that the size of the shoes is wrong: Many people choose dance shoes, they will choose a pair of dance shoes with proper elasticity and comfortable on the feet, and generally buy the size that they usually wear when shopping. This is very wrong. Reason 1: Professional Latin dance shoes are soft-soled shoes. In the process of dancing, we need to avoid the instep (pressing the instep). When the instep is disabled, the feet will shrink inward, so the shoes will feel bigger. On the contrary, pick a shoe size smaller and you will feel comfortable when your instep collapses. Reason 2: Everyone's feet are different, and dance shoes need to be very heel-to-foot (this is the jargon, which means that when dancing, the heel and foot need to be integrated together). So we need to buy shoes that are one size smaller (some girls even 2-4 sizes smaller). The first two times will feel a little uncomfortable, but the third time they are worn, the shoes will be stretched and just fit. The correct way to choose shoes: Do not buy hard-soled shoes, you must buy soft-soled shoes that can break the instep; when buying shoes, choose dancing shoes that are one size smaller than the usual shopping; when you wear them, your toes must be Beyond the toe (convenient to use the big toe to pull the floor).
2. The wrong point of view on the height and thickness of the heel: When many beginners choose dance shoes, they will choose a pair of low-heeled and thick-heeled shoes, because that kind of shoes can stand stably, and it is not easy to have foot pain, so, that It is the choice of many people, which is also wrong!
Reason 1: Because Latin dance needs to move the center of gravity on the soles of the feet, the middle of the feet and on the heels, especially when moving forward, you need to place the center of gravity on the heels, and then move the person forward at the fastest speed. Girls’ calf strength is not as strong as boys, so girls should choose a pair of 2 and a half to 3 inches shoes, so that it will be easier to move forward, and it is also very labor-saving.
Reason two: Two-and-a-half inch to three inch shoes can make girls stand on the broken palm completely, which is very helpful for the vertical axis of Latin dance.
Reason three: Latin dance requires dancers to place more weight on the inner side. If you choose a pair of shoes with thick and short heels, you can stand stably even if you stand on the wrong center of gravity. Over time, your center is absolutely wrong. of. 3. The most easily overlooked part of the angle of the heel: I think the angle of the heel is a problem that many people do not care about. This is a very important selection link! ! When the heel is not worn, it is tilted inward instead of vertical. Take a look at the following picture. When a person steps on the heel, the heel will move back vertically. If it is not worn, it will be vertical. , The heel will be left behind, and the heel will become unstable. 4. How to choose the color of shoes: Many people don’t understand how the popular color of Latin dance shoes is reddish. The trend of color change is due to the color of black oil. During Latin dance competitions, contestants should apply black oil ( Also called palm oil), it makes the skin look healthy and dark, so if you are a contestant, you should pay attention to the color of your own palm oil when you choose the color. Only the matching color will make The leg lines are more slender. Black shoes can only be worn with black clothing or darker clothing, and should be worn with black fishnet stockings.

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