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The Most Comfortable Tap Shoes for Women

Whether you’re young or old, tap dancing is an excellent way to pump up your heart rate to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And it all starts with the shoes. Tap shoes for women come in a variety of styles from slip-on to lace-up to Mary Janes, but all tap shoes should be made with superior comfort in mind. Some shoes are stiff, while others supply a better range of motion for different moves. To help you find the right pair, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best tap shoes on the market for women.

1. Capezio Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe

Pliable tap shoes by Capezio, the gold standard in dance footwear, feature a foam-padded footbed, collar and Achilles notch for enhanced comfort and security.

Pros: They have a cute ribbon tie and a star print lining. Tele Tone heel and toe taps are mounted on fiberboard for durability and quality sound. They also have a moisture-absorbent brushed microfiber lining, a firm heel counter for added support and a rubber nonskid pad.

Cons: They may run a bit small. That said, keep in mind that they should not slip on the foot.

Capezio Women's N625 Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe
CREDIT: Amazon

2. Bloch Dance Chloé and Maud Tap Shoe

This Bloch shoe has an eye-catching black-and-white leather upper with a removable heart-shaped charm featuring the names of dancing duo sisters Chloe and Maud Arnold.

Pros: Audio-engineered Bloch Mega taps provide a rich tone in the toe and a deep tone in the heel.

Cons: Some wearers may find the bottom somewhat stiff. They don’t have nonslip pads.

Bloch Dance Women's Chloé and Maud Tap Shoe
CREDIT: Amazon

3. Bloch Dance TapFlex Leather Tap Shoe

This pair has a full leather split-sole that allows the shoe to bend in one direction and resist in another.

Pros: These feature Bloch’s shockwave taps, a leather stacked heel and a lining that wicks away moisture. A non-slip pro balance rubber pad next to the front toe tap provides a secure grip to prevent slipping and levels the sole for better balance.

Cons: They may run small.

Bloch Dance Women's Tap-Flex Leather Tap Shoe
CREDIT: Amazon

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