Are you looking for quality clogging shoes?

This is a question many cloggers have: “What makes one clogging shoe different than another?” Another common question may be “Why is this clogging shoe so much more expensive than the rest, even though they all look the same?” What is more important, quality and durability or inexpensiveness? Many of these answers depend on how committed you are to clogging. Are you just getting started, ready to perform, or competiting?

Through research, we’ve found a few things that qualify a clogging shoe as satisfactory. One of the first things to look for in most clogging shoes are non slip soles with a wooden type shank on the arch of the foot for added support. The support isn’t mandatory but can be helpful. Shoes must be fairly light weight and flexible but yet able to hold up in dance classes.

Is price always an issue when it comes to quality? Not necessarily. Discounted or affordable clogging shoes or even used shoes can still be a good idea, especially for someone who is just starting. Before you rush in to making a big purchase, make a judgment on how involved you plan to be.

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:

1) Are you going to be competing?

2) Are the clogging shoes for casual dancing?

3) Are the clogging shoes just for a beginning class?

These are important questions to ask yourself before you make a hasty decision. A discounted clogging shoe does not always mean that the quality is bad. However, as the cliche goes, you often “get what you pay for.” Hope this helps in your clogging shoes buying decision.

What do other cloggers think?