Dance-Floor-Ready Shoes, Tested By Real Dancers

Shoes tend to have a love-at-first-sight appeal. See a pair of pretty soles, and you're determined to wear them for as long as possible. But, it's not until you're actually out and about that you realize there's nothing lamer than shoes meant strictly for sitting. And, because we can all agree that your place at this year's tree-trimming bash is tearing up the dance floor, we enlisted the help of true professionals to put some festive footwear to the test.
In anticipation of their new season kicking off today, three dancers with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre have helped us demonstrate the best kind of party shoes made for moving. These beauties that will help you stay on the dance floor in your "No Flex Zone," while you "Shake It Off," and even up until the inevitable Mariah Carey holiday hits start playing. Ahead, meet the pros — and the shoes that can keep up with them.

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