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How to take care of your dance shoes 👡👢👞
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High quality dance shoes are an investment and dancers are not easy on their footwear. In order to make sure your dance shoes last and stay looking sharp, they need to be cared of properly.
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Here are some cleaning instructions for your dance shoes:
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➡️ Leather shoes
If your shoes are made of leather, you should polish them once a week. Use a damp cloth to remove all dirt, then use a thin layer of cream or wax polish to preserve and moisturize the leather. This will keep your shoes looking like new!
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➡️ Suede soles
If your shoes have suede soles, you'll need a suede shoe brush to raise the nap as it will eventually go flat (and possibly hard) from use. Always brush from toe to heel. You should do this immediately upon noticing if the soles of your shoes have become flat and smooth or have dirt stuck on them.
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➡️ Suede shoes
For suede shoes, use a clean tooth brush to remove any dirt and a suede shampoo to remove any stains. Make sure that you use suede dressing well in advance of wearing the shoes so that they have time to dry out. Make sure you brush your shoes from front to back after applying the suede dressing.
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➡️ Nubuck shoes
Clean your nubuck shoes with a cloth dipped lightly in soapy, warm water. Otherwise, follow the instructions for suede shoes.
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And don't forget simple but effective tips:
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➕ Storage your dance shoes properly
Don’t throw your dance shoes into a plastic bag! The same applies to all bags made of non-breathable fabric, as it will cause your shoes to sweat and ultimately decay and smell. It’s best to store your shoes in a dry location and leave them out overnight to air out.
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➕ Be gentle when you put on and remove your dance shoes. Only wear them in the dance studio, and not elsewhere, since the coarse ground can damage the soles.
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➕ For people who dance a lot, it's good to have at least two pairs of dance shoes, if you can afford it. It gives each pair a refreshing break, plus different shoes work different muscles.
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Love your dance shoes!
How to take care of your dance shoes 👡👢👞 ⠀ High quality dance shoes are an investment and dancers are not easy on their footwear. In order to make sure your dance shoes last and stay looking sharp, they need to be cared of properly. ⠀ Here are some cleaning instructions for your dance shoes: ⠀ ➡️ Leather shoes If your shoes are made of leather, you should polish them once a week. Use a damp cloth to remove all dirt, then use a thin layer of cream or wax polish to preserve and moisturize the leather. This will keep your shoes looking like new! ⠀ ➡️ Suede soles If your shoes have suede soles, you'll need a suede shoe brush to raise the nap as it will eventually go flat (and possibly hard) from use. Always brush from toe to heel. You should do this immediately upon noticing if the soles of your shoes have become flat and smooth or have dirt stuck on them. ⠀ ➡️ Suede shoes For suede shoes, use a clean tooth brush to remove any dirt and a suede shampoo to remove any stains. Make sure that you use suede dressing well in advance of wearing the shoes so that they have time to dry out. Make sure you brush your shoes from front to back after applying the suede dressing. ⠀ ➡️ Nubuck shoes Clean your nubuck shoes with a cloth dipped lightly in soapy, warm water. Otherwise, follow the instructions for suede shoes. ⠀ And don't forget simple but effective tips: ⠀ ➕ Storage your dance shoes properly Don’t throw your dance shoes into a plastic bag! The same applies to all bags made of non-breathable fabric, as it will cause your shoes to sweat and ultimately decay and smell. It’s best to store your shoes in a dry location and leave them out overnight to air out. ⠀ ➕ Be gentle when you put on and remove your dance shoes. Only wear them in the dance studio, and not elsewhere, since the coarse ground can damage the soles. ⠀ ➕ For people who dance a lot, it's good to have at least two pairs of dance shoes, if you can afford it. It gives each pair a refreshing break, plus different shoes work different muscles. ⠀ Love your dance shoes!
How to Take Care of Your Feet When You Aren't Dancing
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Let's face it, no matter how many precautions you take in the dance studio each day, your feet are inevitably going to suffer. But dancers can seriously reduce the likelihood of injury by taking care of their feet outside of the studio!
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So how can we keep our feet safe and strong?
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👟 1.Wear appropriate shoes
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It's recommended to wear shoes with supportive arches, a stable heel counter, and a wide toe box. This kind of shoes (for example, tennis shoes) can get the pressure off of dancers feet the rest of the day, in a way that will make a huge difference for them.
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👟👟 2.Talk to your podiatrist about shoe inserts and orthotics
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Wearing proper shoe inserts and orthotics outside the dance class can help you solve a wide range of dance related feet problems and bring your feet back into a neutral position with the most support when they aren't dancing.
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👟👟👟 3. Do strengthening exercises
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You should never discount the simple stretch and strengthening exercises most dancers are familiar with. Be consistent with them in order to keep the stability and strength in your feet that help prevent injuries.
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👟👟👟👟 4. Talk to your doctors immediately after the onset of pain
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Because dance is such a competitive field, fear of falling behind due to injury can tempt some performers to dance at times when it's dangerous for the health of their bodies. Don't hesitate to be forthright with your doctors, teachers, and parents about any pain you experience. Soreness is normal, but pain is not. You should not be afraid to tell someone, and get your injuries treated appropriately before they become a bigger problem.
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Taking care of your feet outside of the classroom can make a big difference in your longevity as a dancer. Be kind to your body!
How to Take Care of Your Feet When You Aren't Dancing ⠀ Let's face it, no matter how many precautions you take in the dance studio each day, your feet are inevitably going to suffer. But dancers can seriously reduce the likelihood of injury by taking care of their feet outside of the studio! ⠀ So how can we keep our feet safe and strong? ⠀ 👟 1.Wear appropriate shoes ⠀ It's recommended to wear shoes with supportive arches, a stable heel counter, and a wide toe box. This kind of shoes (for example, tennis shoes) can get the pressure off of dancers feet the rest of the day, in a way that will make a huge difference for them. ⠀ 👟👟 2.Talk to your podiatrist about shoe inserts and orthotics ⠀ Wearing proper shoe inserts and orthotics outside the dance class can help you solve a wide range of dance related feet problems and bring your feet back into a neutral position with the most support when they aren't dancing. ⠀ 👟👟👟 3. Do strengthening exercises ⠀ You should never discount the simple stretch and strengthening exercises most dancers are familiar with. Be consistent with them in order to keep the stability and strength in your feet that help prevent injuries. ⠀ 👟👟👟👟 4. Talk to your doctors immediately after the onset of pain ⠀ Because dance is such a competitive field, fear of falling behind due to injury can tempt some performers to dance at times when it's dangerous for the health of their bodies. Don't hesitate to be forthright with your doctors, teachers, and parents about any pain you experience. Soreness is normal, but pain is not. You should not be afraid to tell someone, and get your injuries treated appropriately before they become a bigger problem. ⠀ 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 Taking care of your feet outside of the classroom can make a big difference in your longevity as a dancer. Be kind to your body!