I am a ballroom dance teacher and I have had some issues with my feet for years. I often was unable to stay for social dancing after hours of teaching because my feet would hurt so much. Well, these shoes have changed all of that! I just stayed for a social dance (all the way to the end) for the first time in probably a year because these shoes made me able to do that. So much easier to dance in than heels or even my other teaching shoes. An added bonus that I can point my toes in them and they look so much sleeker and less chunky than other dance sneakers on the market.
I am a jazz dancer, and really like this shoe better than jazz shoes. It is comfortable, has just the right amount of cushion, and has plenty of toe room. I did order them 1/2 size smaller than my street shoe size. Other jazz dancers have bought this shoe and like it too!
If you like jazz sneakers, but want a sleeker look, I would recommend this shoe.
If you want a regular jazz shoe without any support, I would not recommend it.
I'm really enjoying these shoes so far. They are like wearing slippers! I use them for ballroom practice, so the suede bottom (ball & heel) is perfect. I ordered a 7.5, which is my size in other Stephanie shoes, but they are slightly too big. You may want to go a 1/2 size down.
I also liked that they came with a second set of laces (black & white), since I'm not really a fan of the yellow!
There were a couple of spots under the laces that were a little roughly sewn on, but it looks like it will hold together OK and isn't really noticeable.