Werner Kern Women’s ballroom dance shoes are made in Italy by Werner Kern, a company with 60-years of experience making shoes for all types of feet. Shop the Comfort line for shoes with arch support and wider designs for maximum stability. Heel heights vary from 1.5 cm to 8 cm. to meet the demands of all types of dance. If you are a beginner or own only one pair of dance shoes and dance different types of ballroom dances these are the shoes you should pick. Heels are tapered but offer enough contact with the floor to assure stability when stepping forward. The soles have the perfect amount of give to allow articulation while protecting the ball of the foot when stepping backward in progressive dances.