Square dancing is a style of dance that lines up four couples in a square as they follow cues from a caller and dance along with rhythmic music. For this type of dance, men need the right shoes so they can keep up with the moves. While movies portray people square dancing in old Western-style boots, many dance halls advise against nailed shoes and boots for the sake of protecting the floor. Instead, a preferred style is a low-heeled shoe with a smooth sole. FN selected the top men’s shoes for square dancing that will keep you comfortable and light on your feet.
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1. Stacy Adams Dickinson Cap-Toe Oxford
Made from 100% leather with a smooth, nonleather sole, this cap-toe oxford features burnished brogue perforated trims and blind-eyelet lacing.
Pros: This style includes a cushioned memory foam insole for padded comfort and shock absorption. The breathable lining and flexible low heel make gliding across the dance floor smooth and easy.
Cons: If you’re in between two sizes, go for the larger size.
2. Bruno Marc Leather Loafers
Bruno Marc’s loafer features a faux leather upper with a slip-on design and an on-trend square toe.
Pros: These shoes are equipped with premium leather lining and latex cushioned footbeds for comfort. They include flexible non-skid outsoles for easy movement.
Cons: Runs narrow.
3. Florsheim Lace-Up Oxford
Features clean, classic lines and a burnished finish. The sole is durable rubber.
Pros: The smooth lining on these shoes incorporate Suedetec, which is breathable and moisture-wicking. The insole is fully cushioned with memory foam technology for a comfortable fit.
Cons: Runs large.