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The Best Tap Shoe Brands  

Jessica Lawshe
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How are you supposed to tap-tap-tap to your heart's content without having the best tap shoes?! You can't! And that's exactly why we've put together this list of the best tap shoe brands. 

Tap dance shoes for adults and kids come in a variety of materials: leather, canvas, or plastic. Beginning and young tappers tend to go for the Mary Jane style, but more seasoned tappers tend to reach for the oxford or split-sole jazz tap shoes. You can also go for a heeled tap shoe, but just remember you'll need to balance in those as well as tap. Big name dance brands like Capezio, Bloch, and Allen Edmonds offer options for every style a dancer could want. 

But what makes these shoes so magical? The taps, of course! When picking out your taps, consider whether you want a lighter or a heavier sounding tone. Are you more of a flat-footed dancer, or are you light on your toes? You'll want to find the right tap, and the right placement for you and your style. It's all about finding a sound that's exactly for you.  

Before channeling your inner Fred Astaire or Gregory Hines, check out our list of best tap shoes brands. Vote up the brand that keeps your heart happy and your feet tapping! 

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Miller and Ben is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Bloch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Ray Dance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Capezio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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So Danca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Salvio's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Theatricals Pro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Theatricals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Sansha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Freed of London is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Dancing Fair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Dttrol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Allen Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Leo's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Paul Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Energetiks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Dance Now is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Pediped is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Balera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Dance Class is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Danshuz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Selva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Dasha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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Angelo Luzio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands
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American Ballet Theatre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tap Shoe Brands