7 Sneakers From Nike That Are Perfect For Zumba


There’s definitely something different about a new pair of Nike’s when it comes to shoes for Zumba dance. The company makes dancing shoes that can be worn by women with every imaginable foot shape and size. Their lineup includes the following listed by popularity and consumer reviews.
The "Flex" training shoe.

  1. What has easily become the most popular sneakers are the Nike Flex. They’re pictured to the right and dancing aficionados are raving about their freedom of movement and how comfortable they are. The next most popular are the:
  2. Musique 3
  3. Musique 4
  4. Musique 4 Fitness
  5. Musique 4 Dance Shoes
  6. Shox Calistra
  7. Sideline 2

With so many different options to choose from, how do you know where to start? For many, the answer is simple. People that are already accustomed to wearing Nike sneakers that wouldn’t ever consider wearing another type of shoe are looking first at this list.

Even if you’re not a Nike addict, you may want to take a look at these sneakers that are considered by many to be the best shoes.

Nike Flex

The Flex has become one of the most popular for exercise enthusiasts. The flex wasn’t actually designed for studio but it has become a ragingly popular with dancers thanks to its very comfortable fit and how easy they are to dance in.

It’s very lightweight with lot’s of cushioning in the heel and forefoot which makes it a great choice. More importantly, it’s made for natural freedom of movement which is perfect for dance class.

Musique 3

These are available in gray, black or vivid pink. They are a low-profile shoe with a lot of support and flexibility, which is definitely what you’ll need when you’re working out. They also have a spinnable non-marking rubber pivot point that works well on most studio surfaces. They are made of mesh and synthetic leather to provide breathability without compromising on support.

Musique IV WMNS

These offer a bit more support than the Musique III with a mid-foot strapping. While you’ll hear a lot about the Musique III you might not find a lot of reviews about these since they are quite new on the market. These are also a low-profile sneaker with the added bonus of an enhanced radius edge to help with lateral transitions.

Musique IV Fitness

These are also relatively new shoes made of synthetic leather and a lightweight mesh complete with mid-foot strapping. The Musique IV footwear is double-lasted for added low-profile stability.

Musique IV Dance

These are available only in black or white but they are definitely a good looking option. They come with all of the regular features you’d expect in Nike Zumba shoes but have a different look to them that you may prefer.

Shox Calistra

The Shox are available in black and feature an air cushioned insole on the heel to help absorb shocks better on impact. They provide great traction and look great with some pink embroidery on them. A lot of fitness dancers use Shox and are completely satisfied with them.

Sideline II Insert

The Sideline II Zumba sneakers from Nike are available in white or matte silver and have a Phylon midsole and flex grooves internally for more flexibility. They work great on a variety of different surfaces and can be used for dancing or for cheerleading.

One of the best things about them is they are very competitively priced when compared to many of the other shoes on the market.

Since Nike is a trustworthy and popular brand, you really can’t go wrong by investing in any of the choices above and for the most part the Musique III have proven themselves to be one of the most, if not the most popular chosen by dance enthusiasts. If you’re a man, however, you’re going to have to look elsewhere for your footwear since Nike still hasn’t incorporated a man’s line into their lineup.


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{ 5 comments… add one }

  • Abigail October 10, 2013, 2:58 pm

    I didn’t know that that had Shox made a dance pump. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Jessica October 8, 2013, 2:13 am

    I don’t think Nike makes the best sneakers for Zumba. There are much better options out there for my money.

    • Phyllis June 4, 2015, 6:49 pm

      What shoes are better for Zumba?

  • Sophie September 17, 2013, 4:35 pm

    Good Day From Vancouver BC Jasmin,

    Great resource for sneaker and Zumba addicts like myself. Keep up the good work!

    • Jasmin Dunnell September 17, 2013, 4:36 pm

      You’re too kind, Sophie. Thank you. I’m glad you found my writing helpful.

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