Durable, but not too thick, soles and comfortable insoles. Sturdy, synthetic leather uppers. Last through weeks or months of dancing.
Size may run a bit small, and shoes may be too narrow for some feet. Synthetic material doesn’t breathe or flex as well as real leather.
Slip on easily and quickly, and stay on through demanding dance numbers. Very stylish for the price.
Shoe sizes run a bit large. Tend to stretch out over time, and shoes will wear out after a few weeks of rehearsals or performances.
Men’s sizes are accurate to street shoe sizes and manufacturer’s size chart. Comfortable to wear. Available in larger sizes. Durable and comfortable canvas uppers.
Soles will wear through after a few weeks of rehearsal and performance. Canvas can fray over time.
Comfortable for occasional wear and less demanding dance practices. Soles are just right for turns.
Leather uppers smell pungent when new. Sizes run a bit large and they can be loose at the ankle.
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Men’s jazz shoes need to be comfortable and breathable. Some of the best options have a leather upper, but canvas and other synthetics could also serve you well if you want to spend a little less. Bear in mind that leather will stretch but synthetics will not. The sole of men’s jazz shoes is typically made of rubber to provide traction as you move across the floor. Some soles are “split” for added flexibility. Fit matters, too. Of course you want something that fits you like a glove, but a size 12 from one brand may fit you differently than a size 12 from another brand. Before ordering, check the size chart to see if the shoes run large or small.