Is there any kind of dance footwear as diverse as jazz dance shoes? The best shoes for jazz dancing are great because you don't just have to use them for jazz stylings. They'll work with rock; they'll work with hip-hop; you can even get plenty of use from them doing aerobics or similar activities. Jazz shoes can be low rise, but you might also find high rise, slip-ons or lace-up styles too. You can get them split-sole to enhance your flexibility, or you can get a thick heel to better absorb impacts and a slip patch beneath the ball to facilitate those hairpin turns.