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Zumba Shoes and Footwear

Clean/Indoor exercise shoes ONLY!

We all enjoy the beautiful dance floors of each of our studios, and we would love to ask for your cooperation by keeping the outdoor footwear in the “mud room”.
A wet floor is also a potential danger to the student body as well!
Therefore, just a friendly reminder to everyone, please bring a pair of clean indoor exercise shoes to change prior to the class in order to keep the dance floor dry & clean.
Recommended shoes for Zumba
One of the most popular questions from students we get is what kind of shoes should be worn to Zumba.
The general answer is: any shoes that support aerobic activity, while providing flexibility for lateral movement, and pivoting.
If you are experiencing any knee pain/joint stiffness lately, it’s probably time for you to update your Zumba shoes.
Here are our favorites:

#1 Reebok Zigs

This is what Ron & Lily are wearing in class.  (yes, this is part of our collection. :)
They have smooth bottoms, light weight, Great shock absorbency, easy to pivot and funky colors!
You can easily find them at all major sports wear shops (Footlocker, Sportscheck, Champs, Reebok, etc).
There are a few kinds of Zigs, the Original ZIG has “bigger” Zigs at the bottom, which means they are more shock/jump absorbent (which is what we prefer),
Other ZIG variations have lesser Zigs, or more “rigid” Zigs, which offers less shock support.
So do try them on and see which one is better for you, and remember to pivot on a non-carpet floor to try them :)
More info:
Prices range: $120-$130 in Canadian stores, sometimes Buy 1 get 2nd at 50%!  $100 or less in US stores with more colors.

#3 Nike Air Max 2015-2016

Awesome, beautiful shoes!
Great for people who bounces and jumps around.
Nubs at the bottom of the shoes makes it non-sticky!
Nike Air Max 2015c
Give them a try! :)
More info:

#4 Reebok ZPump Fusion 2.0

ZPump Fusion by Reebok, Light-Weight shoes with pretty good cushioning.

ZPump Purple ZPump Red

Not too sticky on the ground either.
Some very nice color and designs as well!
More info:

#5 Zumba Z-Kickz

Official Zumba Footwear!
Light, flexible, and is designed specifically for Zumba!
Not as bouncy as the Zig, very similar to the #2 Rebook UrLead, but it’s OFFICIAL Zumba Footwear! :)
Get them from

#6 Dance/Jazz Sneakers

These are like running shoes/sneakers designed for dancing.
Favorite of line dancers.
They have split soles for foot flexibility and cushioned interiors, and are designed for dance’s pivoting movements.
Dance Sneakers Pink bloch rainbow
Famous brands are Capezio
and a new comer from a long line of dance shoes Bloch.

No No #1 – Reebok ATV19

Newly discovered by Ron & Lily, they are very comfortable, offers Incredible shock/jump absorbency.
BUT they are unstable, and caused us some normally unrelated BACK pains …
Reebok ATV19 Trio
Great for pivoting also, because of it’s unique 19 “Lugs” sole design.
It’s like dancing on a cloud! :)
Will report back as to how long they last … (see Reebok Flex below)

No No #2 – Reebok Flex (wears out fast …)

These feels SUPER in the beginning!
Light, flexible, very cushiony!  It’s a Dream come true!
But after a short while, the cushiony feeling departs … and the shoe becomes “flat“, not offering much more shock absorption …
If you want something that will last.
ZIG is still the longest lasting model.


Hope this helps!
Happy Shopping! :)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2014 5:05 AM

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  2. Balrog McMahon permalink
    June 23, 2016 10:28 PM

    The sole of the Reebok Flex looks sticky. It doesn’t has a pivot point. Is it really good for Zumba?

    • June 27, 2016 2:13 PM

      Hi there!
      the Reebok Flex is not too terribly sticky. Though my experience is that they wear out very very quickly, and become “flat” with minimal cushioning.

      I am currently trying out the Reebok ZPump Fusion 2.0, which are very light, and not sticky at all!
      Adequate cushioning for jumping around, too.

      I’ve also splurged on a pair of Nike Air Max 2015, which are on so very good!

      Hope this helps! :)


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