The Salsa Shoes Of Champions

Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega are world renowned Salsa champions and Latin dance instructors, celebrated for their awe-inspiring, exhilarating performances. Their strength, energy, control and unparalleled trust in each other have led to more than 15 national and international titles, including:

  • 5 times world champions of the Salsa Cabaret World Latin Dance Cup 2012-2016.
  • Champions of the World Salsa Masters 2016.
  • Champions of the World Salsa Championships SPN 2016.
  • 2 times world champions of the World Salsa Summit 2016-2017.

What Dance Shoes Do Karen & Ricardo Wear?

To support their breathtaking competition routines, Karen and Ricardo only wear high performance shoes that provide strength, flexibility and style. This is why they choose Latin dance shoes from the ArtSport range by Ray Rose for quality they can trust when the stakes are high, as seen in this video.

For stability, control and the ultimate support, Karen wears our 820-X Blizzard Xtra in dark tan satin. This design features self-adjusting knotted toe straps for dependable comfort and security alongside high grade latex sports orthotic support. To enable Karen to perform her legendary Salsa spins, these shoes offer high strength sports grade heels with anti-slip heel tips.

Ricardo favours our 460 Thunder in soft, durable smooth black leather to provide superior strength, flexibility and cushioning. This lightweight shoe offers classic Latin American style with a 1.5 inch contour heel and split sole for a powerful range of controlled movement. Like all Latin dance shoes within our men’s ArtSport range, this design includes antibacterial lining, biomechanical charcoal impregnated latex arch support and our advanced Pro-Glide shock absorbing heel cushioning for optimum comfort.

Proud Sponsors Of Karen & Ricardo

Ray Rose are proud sponsors of Karen and Ricardo. We are delighted to support their incredible championship performances with our ArtSport dance shoes, designed to provide world class quality and comfort for professional and competition dancers of all abilities.


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