Jazz shoes are available in a variety of styles, with varying features. They may be high-rise or low-rise, and may beslip-onsor lace-upOxfords. Split-sole jazz shoes allow enhanced shoe flexibility, making it possible to flex the foot more easily. Most have rubber soles, which provide traction and also help to cushion the foot, and some have thicker heels for better shock-absorption. Jazz shoes typically come in a tan or black color. Some have asuedepatch under the ball of the foot to facilitate turning.