Jazz it up: a spotlight on shoes to shine in.Repetto "Jam" leather jazz boot $75, 800.585.5855
Angelo Luzio Jazz slip-on $42-$46, 800.56.DANCE
Leo's Dancewear dance·wear
Clothing such as leotards and warmup suits that are worn for dance practice and exercising. Aerojazz leather $32, leosdancewear.com
Prima Soft Arch defining leather split-sole $36, prima-soft.com
Main Street Dancewear Split-sole jazz neoprene neoprene: see rubber.
Any of a class of elastomers (rubberlike synthetic organic compounds of high molecular weight) made by polymerization of the monomer 2-chloro-1,3-butadiene and vulcanized (cross-linked, like rubber), by sulfur, boot $39.50, mainstreetdancewear.com
Freed of London Split-sole jazz shoe $60, freedusa.com
Bloch "Flow" leather and mesh slip-on $35.50, biochworld.com
Split-sole leather and stretch nylon nylon, synthetic thermoplastic material characterized by strength, elasticity, resistance to abrasion and chemicals, low moisture absorbency, and capacity to be permanently set by heat. After 10 years of research E. I. boot $43, sodanca.com
Capezio Canvas/leather jazz shoe $31.50, capeziodance.com
"Touch" slip-on with footprint designed sole $21, sansha.com
Jazz is smooth and sexy, but precise. The subtlest of movements speaks volumes. Beauty is in the details. When choosing a jazz shoe, pay attention to little design elements. "Each shoe is meant for something different," says Lindsey Leduc of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. "Depending on what you're doing, you're going to have a particular preference." For class and rehearsal re·hears·al
The process of repeating information, such as a name or a list of words, in order to remember it.
re·hearse v. Lindsey has a clear favorite. "I like the split sole feel because they support the arch really well and offer optimal flexibility," she says. Like a slipper, jazz shoes hug your feet, so fit is key. "If a shoe is too tight or too narrow, I get cramps in my arches," says Lindsey. The easiest way to find the most flattering flat·ter 1
v. flat·tered, flat·ter·ing, flat·ters
1. To compliment excessively and often insincerely, especially in order to win favor.
2. shoe is to try a number of them. Start with our favorites (here with their suggested retail prices). Lace up lace up
to fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces
(of footwear) to be fastened with laces
lace-up or slip on, neoprene or mesh arch, we found it. Jazz is about style. These shoes have it mastered.