Jazz shoes are a type of specialized footwear worn by dancers performing jazz dance. They are typically made of soft, pliable leather or synthetic materials and feature a split sole to allow for greater flexibility and movement of the foot. Jazz shoes may come in a variety of styles, such as low or high profile, lace-up or slip-on, and with different heel heights. They offer support, protection, and traction for dancers, and are an essential part of a jazz dancer's attire. Jazz shoes come in a range of colors to match a dancer's costume or outfit, and can be found in both adult and children's sizes.