top of page
  • Writer's pictureAimee Carlson

4 Heels To AVOID In Heels Class

Heels dance is becoming increasingly more popular. Whether you're an absolute beginner or seasoned dancer, it's critical to learn correct techniques and train in the right heels to avoid any injury. This blog shares with you 4 heels to avoid in class so you can remain comfortable and look after your body.

PLATFORMS Platform heels should be avoided in any heels class. Platform heels have a super chunky sole. The heel is significantly higher than the ball of the foot and both are elevated. The sole is inflexible and doesn't allow the dancer to 'feel their feet'. This is one of the worst heels a beginner can wear class as the heel height is too high and it is difficult to balance or counter-balance movements. There is a high risk of injury as this style of heel is unstable.

WEDGES Wedges should be banned, everywhere. Wedges have an elevated triangular shaped role that run from the heel to the ball of the foot. This design makes it impossible to shift your weight safely, or execute movements on the ball of your foot. Dancing in wedges is difficult, and will often result losing balance and rolling ankles. This shoes are incredibly unstable in a general setting, and most unsuitable for heels class. Although some wedges are smaller, and may feel safe or comfortable - they should be avoided in any heels class.

PUMPS When you finish work at 5pm but have class at 6pm? These heels are classy and elegant - but should be reserved for advanced heel dancers. This style of heel is the hardest to dance in, as there is no ankle support. Dancers who wear pumps have built adequate foot and ankle strength to execute moves correctly. If you're a beginner, we recommend avoiding pumps. Find a heel that provides some ankle support while your train strength and conditioning exercises in heels class.

SANDAL / KITTEN HEELS Although some variations may offer ankle support, most do not. This shoes should be avoided at all costs. The design offers not support behind the heel of your foot, or across the ankle. This shoe isn't secured properly, as a result your heel can move around and fall out of the heel or the heel can slide/flick off while dancing. When dancing in a heel, your foot should make contact with the sole while wearing the heel. If you heel peels away while walking in the shoe it is not safe for you to dance in.

350 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page