All right, I’m exaggerating — the perfect DDR shoe would be a shoe that made my feet move 20% faster, while at the same time making me look 5 inches taller, 10 pounds lighter, and 25 years younger.
But I digress.
I’m not saying that you’re going to be doing your social life any favors, but if you want to significantly improve your Dance Dance Revolution experience, you might want to check out the Vibram Five Fingers shoe:
It’s a little disconcerting at first to be able to feel the dancepad with the bottoms of your feet and your toes, but once you get used to the shoes, they rock!
Of course, I’m talking about using the shoes for the arcade, or an arcade-type dancepad, such as the Cobalt Flux or the RedOctane Afterburner. For soft pads, you should stick to bare feet.
VFF shoes aren’t cheap (around $80 online for the Classic), but I’m not complaining. If the internet is to be believed, the shoes are also good for running — but start out slow, and build up to longer distances and higher speeds gradually…