Guide to the Top Cheerleading Shoes

Light, Flexible, and Stylish Options for Cheer Competitions

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Comfort and durability are of the utmost importance when it comes to cheerleading shoes. However, flexibility, weight, and style play an important role in selecting the perfect shoe for you. Here are some top picks for cheerleading shoes.

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Nfinity Genesis Cheerleading Shoe

This is the first cheerleading shoe designed exclusively for spring floor competitions. Nfinity's Genesis has its signature NRG (energy band) which provide arch support for tumbling and stunting. The shoe weighs 6.8 ounces and is constructed of mesh and super soft garment leather to make it comfortable and flexible.

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Nfinity Evolution Cheerleading Shoes

This is one of the lightest leather cheerleading shoes on the market. If you've ever slipped your feet in a pair of Nfinity shoes, you know they are the ultimate in comfort. But as important as comfort is, it's not the only reason to buy a cheerleading shoe. You want a shoe that breathes. One that is well constructed with cheerleaders and the surfaces they perform on in mind. The Nfinity Evolution is all that and more.

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Kaepa Launch Cheerleading Shoe

Ultra-soft full-grain leather and a secure-fit system for extra midfoot and arch support. The Kaepa Launch is easy to clean and has high abrasion toecaps for added durability. The removable insole with APX is great for comfort and added shock absorption. On top of all that they have an antimicrobial Agion Lining that kills bacteria and odor.

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Asics GEL-comp Cheerleading Shoe

Cheerleading is a high-intensity sport and the Asics Gel-comp shoe reflects its athletic requirements. A white leather upper provides fit and comfort, there is a proprietary gel cushioning system that attenuates shock and technology in the midsole that allows for cat-like responsiveness.

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Zephz ZENITH Cheerleading Shoe

These shoes combine a traditional look with the latest color technology. The shoe features a lightweight upper section with the embroidered logo and color trim. The foam-cushioned EVA midsole has a rubber outsole with Stunt Edge technology and FS traction ideal for all floor surfaces.

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Adidas Sequence

Adidas styling and dynamic performance make this shoe the clear choice for every cheer athlete. Patented heel and forefoot helps with shock absorption during landings. The shoe features a sturdy rubber outsole and includes heel notch for easier gripping and holding. Snap logos for team customization.

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Power Rhythm Cheer or Dance Shoe

This shoe features a leather upper and a split rubber outsole. The Rhythm comes with two interchangeable insoles: one for cheer and one for dance.