Are ballroom shoes good for swing dancing?
Typically, we don’t recommend them. This is more true for women than men. Women’s ballroom shoes often have narrow and/or high heels. This tends to work against you when it comes to swing dancing. In addition, both men’s and women’s ballroom shoes tend to lack the padding that is nice to have for swing. Are other forms of dance shoes good for swing? Some forms of dance shoes, like those designed for jazz dancing, can work well with swing dancing. However, tap, clog, or any form of shoe with metal on the bottom are not good for swing seeing many venues will not allow them on the dance floor. What about bowling shoes? Believe it or not, many forms of bowling shoes work well for swing dancing. Many come with suede bottoms. Some models will have rubber heels. This may not effect beginners, but as you become more advance, you may want to have the heels chromed. What is taping shoes? You can take masking tape and apply it to the bottoms of any pair of street shoes to give them slide and spin