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Great Shoes For Zumba,
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I purchased these shoes after my Zumba instructor suggested I get shoes specifically for Zumba. Get the right shoe for the right activity, she said. I had told her how my knees had been hurting and that is why I didn't do some of the higher impact moves, and she said the right shoes should help. I was a bit skeptical, and almost didn't get these shoes especially because of the price point, but I am so glad I did. I wear 6 1/2 or 7, and have a fairly wide foot in the toe box area, but not so much in my heel, which ironically is how these shoes are designed, for a women's foot, Made "For Women, By Women", and the size 7 fit me perfectly. First thing I noticed is how lightweight, yet at the same time still very supportive, and surprisingly stable feeling they were. The real test was at my next Zumba class, and they passed with flying colors!!!! My skepticism quickly disappeared when I was doing the high impact moves that I wouldn't even attempt before because of knee pain. I did a whole one hour class with no knee pain at all and worked out much harder than ever before since I was pain free. The lightweightedness of the shoe helped make kicks, and jumps much easier. And the spin spot on the bottom of the shoe made turns much smoother as well. As a result I am getting a much more intense workout, and becoming better at: "Zumba-ing"! I would also like to mention Amazon delivered before the projected delivery date, which was an awesome surprise to receive them so quick. Kudos to Ryka for making such a great shoe! This was my first experience with Ryka shoes and I will try some of their other shoes as well in the future.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2013 12:53:18 PM PDT
Jennifer Rahe says:
I'm looking for a Zumba shoe but one that doesn't have a ton of traction. Our class is in a room that has carpet which makes it really hard to do the transitions and dance moves of Zumba. Do you think these are low enough traction shoes to function ok on low pile carpet?
Posted on Nov 2, 2013 12:06:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2013 12:18:09 PM PDT
I was looking for Zumba shoes and find this shoes because of the great reviews, but they weren't a great fit for me. There wasn't enough ankle support and definitely not enough cushioning.Unfortunately I can't return it because I wear this one few days to used to it but still not happy with that. However It's light weight but it has bad cushioned. I'm trying to add more cushion front. And best failing part is shape it's very funck shape front part is wide middle part is narrow and heel part is wide. I don't know why this shoes is best selling shoes maybe my foot shape is wrong? just add more information my foot shape is normal
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