Our unique pattern eliminates the vamp seam that can cause irritation. Strong, durable leather is surprisingly pliant, soft, and features a traditional look. Long polyester/cotton laces. Extra loop at Achilles for traditional lacing or for use of ribbons. Scored leather sole.
These are NOT good shoes for Irish. They LOOK like Ghillies, but do not provide any of the support a well made ghillie provides. Go to an Irish retailer for real ghillies, they are more expensive but your feet will thank you.
These shoes would probably be ok for lyrical, however, since the sole is hard leather rather than suede they will be slippery. It also takes a while to break the hard full sole in so you can pointe well.
These are definitely not Irish step dance shoes. The toe comes up too high on the foot, the tabs aren't squared off enough, they're laced incorrectly (should be crossed in front of the ankle), and they're too big for the model. These more closely resemble lyrical ghillies, which are often offered in tan Irish step dancers never wear tan, only black.