I ordered these to practice in and teach marching band auxiliaries. They have worked out wonderfully! I've washed them, dried them, ran in them, danced in them, and lived in them yet they still are holding up. Normally dance sneakers only last six months. I've abused these shoes and eleven months later they still work great....just a little worn looking. The only problem I had with them is when it rained. As soon as water hits them your feet will be soaked. I've tried other shoes before, but none have done as well as these have.