As a Zumba instructor, I am always on the hunt shoes that are not only “hip” but also comfortable and functional. Over the years I have tried many different brands and have yet to fall “in love.” Guess what? I am in love!
Last week, Reebok sent me their newest dance shoe, Dance UR Lead Mid. I opened the box and was immediately ecstatic over the fashionable design! However, I have purchased plenty of stylish shoes and been seriously disappointed by the comfort level. Reebok’s description was quickly reassuring that these shoes would not disappoint: “A sassy mid cut shoe that features 3D UltraLite tooling for lightweight cushioning as well as Pivot Point and Turn Zone for control in turns in spins. This shoe is perfect for any dance fitness exercise.” I couldn’t wait to give these babies a try, in my Zumba classes.
Um yes, my kids thought I was the coolest thing ever walking out the door….
First thought when I put them on: LIGHT! Seriously light, which makes “bouncing” a lot easier. Other words coming to mind: flexible and supportive. Love the flexibility as the shoe moved with my foot. I definitely felt a moderate support underneath my arch, which is a MIRACLE for a dance shoe!! On Saturday, I taught a double (2 classes) and my feet felt great. This is especially important being 27 weeks preggo! My favorite feature of the shoe is the ankle support. When I get to moving in other shoes, I will stumble and feel my foot roll. The mid rise kept my foot and ankle in place even as I “shook my groove thang” all morning.
Big thumbs up on this product! HUGE score for Reebok and a HUGE score for me getting to try this fantastic shoe. If you are a dance instructor or loyal dance participant, this will be a great investment. Your feet will thank you (and you’ll be rocking some awesome kicks, too!)