Bought these for our 2 year old's first ballet class. Our daughter loves these shoes and they seem very comfortable and are skid resistant. In fact, she's 3 now and we are purchasing them again. Beware some dance instructors will frown upon these shoes but for a first class that's not too serious... they were a fun way to get our daughter excited about dance. Everyone comments how cute her sparkly ballet shoes are. We will eventually down grade to a more traditional shoe in the future.