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Dance Shoes

For dancers, having a shoe that fits well is as important as choosing a good dance school. While all info is correct at this time, please do call the shoe makers for latest info!

Dance Shoe Shops

San Lee Shoes

No 11 Jalan Midah, Taman Midah, Cheras.

Mon-Fri 9am-6:30pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun by appointment only. Contact: Mz. Christine 03-9130-3236.

Kim Yuen Shoemaker

No 126 Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm. Contact: Mr. C.K. Lew 03-2072-3025.

We prefer San Lee Shoes

These shoemakers really take pride in their work, and put a lot of care and thought into making each shoe for each dancer. If you ask for advice, they will recommend appropriate designs for your foot type.

If you don't find something you fancy off the rack, they allow custom-made shoes, ready within one to two weeks of your order. You get to choose from a catalog of designs and material like satin, leather, PVC, etc. Some adventurous Salsa dancers have customised their own designs, some good designs of which are made available in their store. The price is affordable, and they customise shoes for a reasonable price.

They not only make Salsa, Tango, Jazz, Standard, Latin, and all your ballroom or practice shoes but also boots and walking shoes, too.

Why are proper dance shoes important?

They say you can tell a lot about a person from the shoe they wear. We always recommend proper dance shoes because you'll develop proper dance technique, and most importantly: you'll look amazing!

In the meantine, no slippers, crocs, sticky bottoms, or dancing with bare feet / socks. Thank you...

Men's Shoes: Salsa / Ballroom shoes (1-inch heels), or Jazz shoes (flat). Both come with suede bottoms.

Ladies' Shoes: Salsa / Latin shoes (opened-toe), or Ballroom shoes (closed-toe). Both come with suede bottoms and firm ankle straps. You can get short heels or high heels, but no more than 2 1/2-inches please.

Shoes Make The Dancer

Actually that's not 100% true because if you're an incredible dancer, you can dance whatever shoe you wear. But people say it because it just feels great to wear the right shoes when you learn how to dance. Trust us!

"Now that I've tried them, I really wish I got my shoes much earlier. It gives me a lot of control and more confidence to dance!" - A Salsa "Beginner 2" student.

"They are so friendly at San Lee, with a great catalogue and new selections everytime I go. The shoes are so comfortable, I even made a walking shoe for everyday use!" - A Salsa "Improver 2" student.

With good care and constant use, most Salsa shoes last many many years. Avoid walking on the street as the suede bottoms are designed for use on a dry, clean floor. Ask your Instructors how to brush your shoe bottoms!

"I customized a shoe with my own design, and after convincing the shoe maker, I got my dream shoe! And it costs me a few RM more only! I think I'll make a new pair this week..." - A Salsa "Intermediate" student.