Best all-around, best for competition. Whether you’re picking a shoe for the squad or simply picking up some extra pairs for summer training camp, selecting the right cheer shoe is just as important as making sure you’ve packed enough Soffe shorts.
Just as with other performance category footwear, cheerleading shoes have gone through a dramatic slim-down over the last couple of years. With the lightest from Nfinity weighing in at just under 4 ounces, weight is just one of the factors to consider when picking your shoes. Make sure you have the proper fit and that your shoe offers enough support for stunts and tumbling without sacrificing flexibility. These are The Best Cheerleading Shoes Available Now.
Nike Women’s Cheer Flash Cheerleading Shoe
This low profile shoe features midfoot strapping for support, a mesh tongue for breathability, and a Phylon midsole for light, effective cushioning. A great option for tumblers and flyers, this shoe is durable and versatile.
Weight: 5.7 oz
The Statoscheer is for cheerleaders who prefer a barefoot feel, as this ultra light shoe is balanced on a microfiber skeleton providing support and stability. With an injected EVA midsole, the ‘stunt’ heel is built to cushion hard landings and pod designs give you traction where you need it.
Weight: 6.5 oz
The Evolution is built for high-performance, this competition shoe is there to provide excellent flexibility and support during elite stunts. The slipper-like feel is reinforced with rubber outsole pods for extra durability and lock down technology to improve the fit around the heel.
Power Rise Cheerleading Shoes
Weight: 4.7 oz
The competitive cheer shoe features a double mesh support web on a super low profile. If you’re looking for a shoe on a tight budget, this could be your perfect pair, but if you need a shoe with a little extra support, look for a shoe with a more contoured sole or sockliner.
This all surface shoe is great for sideline and competitive cheer, with a low profile build and an springpad elastic heel cushion insert. Rubber toecaps can stand high abrasion while the removable insole features a foam and APX heel cushion for extra comfort and shock absorpson.
Nike Sideline II
Weight: 9.7 oz
On the heavier end of today’s cheer shoes, cheerleaders that prefer the fit and feel of the all-synthetic upper will feel secure in the Sideline II. A standard team shoe featuring color cards and a non-marking rubber outsole with pivot points, you can find this shoe for super cheap as it’s normally bought in bulk.