I wore these when I was younger and went to a RAD school. They have a great quality, the suede sole makes them great for character. The short heel also makes a difference. Overall, I have fond memories of dancing in these as a child.
We use these shoes daily for adults and children in our Russian Character Ballet. The pink strap is almost invisible with pink ballet tights. As a professional school, we only use the best quality gear, and these shoes are what all of our students wear.