Kieran Jordan
Irish dance performance, instruction, choreography

recommended dance shoes

For Sean-nós and Old-style Step Dancing:

You will need a comfortable and supportive shoe with a smooth hard sole. For a louder sound on any shoe, ask your cobbler to add a layer of “neolite” or “vibram” hard rubber soles.
Or try these:

the right shoes for irish dance

Photo: Liza Voll

Reilly Shoe for Women

Makem Shoe for Men

Dance Class Style CS201

Dance Class Style PCM201

For Traditional Irish Step Dancing:

Fays Shoes in New York for hard shoe orders, call them directly and ask to have the toe pieces shaved 1/3-inch lower than the normal height.

Teddy’s Shoes in Cambridge.