There are many articles and videos on what is the best footwear to wear for a particular dance. One example is this link to danceforums: http://www.dance-forums.com/showthread.php?t=687&highlight=shoes+foot+care
My personal experience? You need to find what works for you. My feet are different from yours, and how I use them 24×7 are different from how you use them. For social dance I use tevas with thick socks, flip flops and light running sneakers. Best of all? Outdoors on grass I go barefoot! I find that dancing on grass my feet actually get energized as I move vs complaining at the end of a dancing event when I wear footwear.
Is there any unique footwear that you use for dance? I’m interested in finding out about such instances and the reasons for them.