Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > W.I.S.H
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-25-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 30,793

Zumba Shoes?

I tried Zumba for the first time this week. It was fun and I think I want to do it some more. The biggest problem I had (other than my complete lack of coordination) was that my shoes were "sticky". My "gym" shoes are a pair of Avia running shoes and every time I would try to pivot or slide they would stick solid. Can anyone suggest a specific pair or type of shoes that will allow me to move on the floor easier? Do they even make "aerobic shoes" anymore? Oh ... and I really don't want to spend more than $40 on a specialty pair of shoes for an activity that I may not continue.
robinb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
Dale kept taking my napkin
And here I thought only the Yeti would eat people
freepixie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: In my Castle - I'm a PRINCESS
Posts: 1,840

I have been doing Zumba for over 3 years now, and it really is tricky to find the right kind of shoe. You said that you were sticking to the floor, was anyone else having the same problem? I know that at certain times of year for our class, the floor gets sticky, so it's really the floor's fault, not the shoes!

I usually wear some kind of Nike cross trainers, I just found a gray pair on zappos on clearance and they are working great for me this time! In the past I have used Nike running shoes too but they wear out pretty fast, at least with the way I do Zumba (I kill it in there every week lol!)

I would say to try it again in the shoes you wore, and ask around if anyone else feels that the floor is sticky, it could be the room and the floor

Hope this helps!! And stick with Zumba, it's totally fun and is great cardio

Tower of Terror Inaugural 10-Miler I like it HOT HOT HOT 2:10.08

Princess Half Marathon 2012 I DID IT!!! 2:58.06
freepixie is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
DIS Veteran
runsandjumps's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 736

I was just thinking about this LOL. I didn't like wearing my running shoes either. When I wore my pumas it was great until I needed more solid footing like for balance stretches. Anyway, I prefer my pumas. They aren't running but something in between?! Lol
runsandjumps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
DIS Veteran
rocio's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 537

I have some Nike musique shoes which were sold to me as aerobic dancing shoes. They have this circle in the middle called a spinner that makes it easier to turn around. I used to do it in my running shoes but I kept sticking. I've heard good things about dance shoes too.
rocio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25

I know what you mean by "sticking". It is really hard to do some of the turns because of the rubber on the bottom of running shoes. There are a few companies that make dancing sneakers: Nike and Sketchers both do. Be careful if you do continue to wear your running sneakers. My friend hurt her knee trying to turn into a move because her foot got stuck :-(
allsassy612 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 30,793

Oh! I forgot to come back and update this thread . I bought a pair of Capezio canvas dance sneakers for about $65 at my DD's dance studio. I wear an 8 1/2 and bought a size 9. I could have saved some money and bought them online, but I like the studio and was OK paying a bit more to support a local business. I'll be wearing them tonight for the first time!
robinb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 04:10 PM   #7
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11

Good choice!
JLBoyer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.