Tap Dance Shoe Buying Guide
Deciding on the best tap shoe can be a confusing and difficult task. With over 50 styles to choose from, for boys, girls, women and men, Bloch has a tap shoe to suit your needs. With Kashmir lining and AAA-grade leather available, Bloch tap shoes are the go-to for tap dancing professionals and students alike thanks to their quality, comfort and – most importantly – sound!
Types of Tap
Lace-Up Tap Shoes
Lace-up tap shoes are a great unisex tap shoe for beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional tap dancers. Constructed with AAA-grade leather, Bloch lace-up tap shoes are available in jazz, brogue and two-tone style designs. Tap shoes with a jazz-style upper are perfect for all dancers, while an advanced tapper might enjoy wearing the more mature brogue design or a two-tone classic.
Buckled and Mary Jane Tap Shoes
Buckled tap shoes are based on the traditional Mary Jane style of shoe, popular among women and girls. Our Mary Jane tap shoes are great for beginners and advanced dancers, with differing heel heights and colours available. For those looking to tap dance in heeled shoes, start out with flat heeled tap shoes to develop your technique, staying on the balls of their feet, before advancing to a higher sports heel.
Heeled Tap Shoes
Tapping in heels is a skill suited to advanced and professional tappers. The quality of our heeled stage shoes is industry leading and with the addition of our Techno tap plates, offer show-stopping sound. A musical-theatre favourite, dancers can opt for a higher heel to elegantly accentuate an elongated leg line.
All stage shoes with leather soles can be converted to tap shoes with the addition of our Techno tap plates, sold separately.
Split-Sole Tap Shoes
Split-sole tap shoes offer a greater range of movement without compromising on sound. Constructed with full-grain leather and a Kashmir lining, the Tap Flex is as comfortable as it is loud. Available in both adult’s and children’s sizing, split-sole tap dancing shoes by Bloch offer both support and flexibility.
Tap Shoes for Beginners
Starting out in tap? You’ve come to the right place. Our selection of tap shoes are ideal for beginners. From Mary Jane style to lace-ups, our affordable range of low-heeled options are ready to wear, comfortable and offer professional sound.
Best Tap Shoes for Toddlers
Is your tiny tot starting tap classes this year? Start them off with our affordable toddlers tap shoes, that are functional, fun and easy to wear. With a simple press stud fastening, our tap shoes for pre-schoolers will have them tapping without tantrums.