Ball room shoes are, as the name indicates, the special shoes designed and made to wear while engaging in ball room dance. Generally there are two categories of ball room dance, as recognized by International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF): ballroom dance and Latin American dance. There are two kinds of ball room shoes, one each for each category. The main design specification of ball room shoes is the suede soles. Also in general, ball room shoes are of low heel variety, especially for shoes intended for women. For men, ball room shoes have one-inch heels. For ladies, ball room shoes have two-inch heels. The main attraction of the ball room shoes is the attractive multi-color fabric of the shoes. The colors are designed to provide a match for the multi-color dress of the ball room dancer. Low heel shoes are used for ball room dancing because the weight of the dancer is distributed across the foot. It should be kept in mind that for Latin American dance the shoes have higher heels. It is intended to distribute the weight of the dancer to the toes. Low heel shoes allow freedom of movement while dancing, which in turn provides physical convenience and mental comfort. So it is possible to dance for more time wearing low heel shoes than with conventional shoes. There is no danger of the dancer’s feet swelling or ankle twisting with low-heel ball room dance shoes.
In spite of the obvious advantages of low heel shoes, it is always better to try the shoes before buying. In cities, there are plenty of shops that offer a wide variety of ball room shoes with excellent quality. But there is good news for rural people. There are several good online shops in Internet that offer good quality shoes in bargain prices. There are several types of ball room shoes available in the market. Tan leather shoe is the basic kind of single-strap shoe. Black Nubuck shoe is a special kind that looks extremely good while dancing and it is said to provide an appearance of sophistication while dancing. Gold sparklenet shoe is a glittering variety that is going to shine in the dance floor. Light brown shoes are another highly popular variety of ball room shoes. An attractive collection of low-heel ball room shoes is known as Stephanie Latin Shoes. Another attractive, though expensive, collection is the Celebrity Spectator shoes. Also available are some vintage ball room dance shoes. Among the vintage shoes, the most popular series is Remix Vintage Shoes. In this series, 1940s Wedgies and Classic Saddle Shoes are two of the excellent varieties. These shoes are cute and unique and provide a highly comfortable feeling while dancing.