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    does anyone know of any good dancing shoes I could wear for both carpet and wooden flooring, like you find in dance class? I am finding that my moves could be smoother with something on the bottoms of my feet. but NOT high heels.

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    I wear a pair of split sole ballet shoes, which tend to work for every surface I've tried. I don't know if I'd wear them to perform...I found a pair of lace footies online, that are very pretty, and look like they'd provide a good balance of smooth/traction for a performance. I found them on Pinterest where another dancer had commented that she wore them to perform. I can find the link if you want!

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    I get pretty good mileage from my split-sole jazz shoes, but they don't tend to look very pretty with most costumes.

    I think it's going to be a pain to find a shoe that hits every nail on the head. If you do, let me know, I'm in the market for a nice blingy flat that can handle carpet, wood & concrete with equal ease.
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    Jane, yes I would.

    and this is mostly for practising at home on a HORRID carpet, as well as dance class floor. I don't think I'll be performing on cement any time soon, lol

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    Get a pair of jazz shoes. Seriously they are the best investment I've ever made for practice footwear. Comfortable, protective and suitable for a variety of environments.

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    Sorry it took me a while! Here are the footies I found on Pinterest: Hot Sox Cushioned Sole Lace Foot Liners Hosiery HB113990 at BareNecessities.com

    I think I'd wear them for performance over my split sole ballet slippers, especially since I'd feel comfortable adding sequins or beads to them to dress them up a little bit (and a little bit of puff paint to the soles, if they need a little more grip).

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    I wear a pair of pedinis (also called teaching sandals). They fit my wide feet better than the jazz shoes did. They work lovely on all surfaces so far. Leather sole, so I can still feel the floor. I usually only use them for practice when my feet hurt, but I have used them for performance when the surface is not good for bare feet.

    I think any of the options discussed would help. Is there a dance supply store near you where you could try on ballet slippers, etc. to see what fits you best?

    dance supply places also sell something called foot undies - they only cover the ball of your foot. I haven't tried them, but I've seriously considered getting some.

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    I recommend foot undeez, for an almost-barefoot feel that gives the balls of the feet protection from blisters and slide to avoid torque to the ankles and knees.

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    thanx so much. thats just what I need. and those lace foot liners - I think I wanna wear them just to feel pretty around the house, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yame View Post
    I recommend foot undeez, for an almost-barefoot feel that gives the balls of the feet protection from blisters and slide to avoid torque to the ankles and knees.
    I was thinking about trying these, but was worried about the part between the toes (I tend to get blisters between my toes when I wear sandals/thongs)....is this a problem for anyone who wears these?

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