However, it’s important to have the correct footwear. The good news is that wearing well-fitting shoes that support and cushion your feet can really reduce the risk of foot injuries.
This means that you can continue to Zumba while feeling confident that you’re keeping your feet safe, and increasing your feelings of comfort.
Here’s a fantastic selection of Nike dance sneakers for anyone who wants to hear the beats and feel the bass, while at the same time keeping their workout safe and injury-free.
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Nike Dance Sneakers for Zumba
Nike is famous for its cutting edge footwear technology. The Nike “Swoosh” means one thing – people who take their fitness seriously and who want the best available shoes.
And let’s be honest, there’s nothing like having the right kit to motivate you to feel excited about getting active.
Zumba is for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Any of these Nike dance sneakers will assist you in reaching new personal bests in your Zumba journey.
|Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Women's Running Shoes||Textile upper|
Made in USA
|$$$||4.5 / 5|
|Nike Women's Flex 2015 Rn Running Shoe||Synthetic-And-Mesh upper|
|$$$||4.5 / 5|
|Nike Women's Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Running Shoe||Synthetic-And-Mesh upper|
|$$$||4.5 / 5|
|Nike Women's Free Running Shoe||Mesh|
|$$||4.4 / 5|
|Nike Women's Sideline III Insert Training Shoe||Synthetic-And-Mesh|
|$||4.3 / 5|
These Nike shoes attract almost universal praise because of their lightweight but robust construction and stylish design.
The Flyknit woven textile upper hugs the foot beautifully but still provides arch support – beneficial if you suffer from plantar fasciitis.
I loved wearing them for my Zumba workout. They gave my feet the flexibility to move their full natural range of motion, but at the same time with proper support.
In addition, there are Flywire cables to build on the support that the Upper already provides. This means that the shoes adapt to variations in foot width, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve slightly wider or narrower feet.
Obviously working out hard, and getting your heart rate up, means at some point you’ll break a sweat. The knit-in ventilation holes at the quarter panel mean your feet are well aired.
Zumba makes you move and the fast-paced choreography means your feet are never still.
This calls for tough but flexible midsoles, which these sneakers have. They have Nike Free rubber soles and the hexagonal flex grooves work well for fast, multi-directional movement.
These sneakers will really enhance your Zumba workout.
The fact is, with these shoes it was love at first sight for me. They look so vibrant and totally in keeping with the Zumba spirit – putting them on instantly puts you in the mood for Zumba!
They’re a little more solid than some of the other shoes reviewed here because they’re generously padded, including Soft Phylon midsole core cushioning.
So if you like a shoe that feels a bit more substantial to power you through your workouts, these are for you.
This cushioning also gives protection to the sole of the foot, which is great if you are troubled by plantar fasciitis but don’t want to compromise on your Zumba time.
The upper is made of a comfortable synthetic and mesh material and the soles are rubber, which gives good traction. And the internal forefront bootie means the shoes give an excellent fit, which is especially important as so much is demanded of your feet in Zumba.
These were, for me personally, the best Nikes for Zumba. They have a welcome sense of bounce and rebound, which really added an extra dimension to my workouts and felt good on my joints.
Nike Women’s Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Running Shoes are another contender for best Zumba shoes from Nike.
Why is this? Because the architecture of the shoe is designed to give reliable support to the foot, while simultaneously allowing movement and flexibility.
Some people report that the sole is a little thinner than in other shoes. This works well if you’re one of those people who likes the feeling of your feet having more contact with the floor, in order to feel more stable and have more control of your moves while you’re doing Zumba.
Nonetheless, you’ll still experience superior arch support – great for those of us who are dealing with plantar fasciitis – and all the usual Nike care and attention to detail.
What this means is a contoured footbed, a Nike Zoom unit on the forefront for a responsive feel, an innovative waffle pattern on the outsole for improved traction and a lowered midsole offset.
People rave about this shoe and it clearly inspires die-hard loyalty. It’s very popular with the Zumba crowd because the synthetic and mesh uppers come in bright dayglo colors, and clearly it’s a quality sneaker that can withstand repeated Zumba workouts.
If you’re a fan of being barefoot, then these are possibly the best Zumba shoes from Nike for you.
Nike has taken their inspiration for these from the workings of the bare foot itself. That means it’s all about the fit, and to that effect, there’s a minimal sock liner that hugs the curvature of the foot and Flywire technology to ensure the foot is held snugly.
However, they’ve combined the benefits of being barefoot, with protective cushioning in the shoe so that the joints remain protected.
This protection is extended to the tongue of the shoe, which is traditionally constructed to guard against that irritating feeling of the laces pressing against the foot.
Anyone experiencing heel pain or plantar fasciitis should definitely check out these shoes as a way to lessen pain and its causes.
The fact is, these are a great combination of innovation and tradition. Anything unnecessary, which might interfere with the barefoot experience, is removed, for example by incorporating no-sew overlays; and the uppers are made of feather-light mesh.
On the other hand, you still have the same details found in a more traditional sneaker – flex grooves in the Phylon midsole to encourage your natural motion and rubber outsole lugs to ensure the reliability and longevity of the shoe.
All in all, this is a fantastic all-rounder shoe for anyone serious about their Zumba workouts.
This is a classic-ly good looking shoe. Actually a cheerleading shoe, there are enough similarities between cheerleading and Zumba to mean that the design’s really great for Zumba workouts too.
In particular, the medial pivot point on the outsole will help you execute your Zumba turns and grooves with ease. Flex grooves on the sole promote natural movement and as ever, excellent support is provided by the durable, synthetic and mesh uppers.
If you’re worried about foot pain or plantar fasciitis flaring up, these shoes will reassure you. The Phylon midsole is lightweight but offers superb cushioning for those who have these conditions.
Some people have reported that, because these are cheerleading shoes, which are often a tighter fit in general, you may need to get this shoe half a size larger than you normally do. So that’s something to bear in mind.
In short, this is a good choice of shoe for those Zumba fanatics who want to inject athleticism into their Zumba routines. If you’re looking for superior quality, great value Nike dance sneakers, then you could do worse than to check these out.
The bottom line is, when you’re in the middle of your Zumba routine, the last thing you want to worry about is the fact that your shoes are causing you pain or giving you grief.
The answer? You want shoes that fit well, give excellent support, prevent pain and look fabulous. And that goes double if you suffer from any kind of foot condition, including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or heel pain.
To recap – this review is a selection of Nike dance sneakers that take care of all these concerns so that you can get into the flow and Zumba away to your heart’s content without a care in the world.