I was nervous about ordering dance shoes online, because the sizes vary so much. My daughter wears a 11.5 street shoe, so I ordered that size and thankfully they fit her with a little room to grow. I'm so glad I won't have to return them for a different size. Also, she says they feel very comfortable. She didn't want to take them off when she tried them on.
Before I criticize these shoes, I'd like to say the good: These shoes have held up very nicely. I wear them to both my hip-hop and jazz class, and I love how flexible they are. Honestly, I am not a fan of the laces, so these were great.
Some criticism: Bloch is my favorite dance shoe maker, but when you wear these shoes as much as I do, they start to retain the sweat and smell VERY badly when I take them off. I got these shoes from a store, and when I tried on a 7 (my regular size) they were TIGHT, so I got a size up and they were perfect! I do encourage people to buy these shoes though, because they are great!
These shoes are the best. They are the only shoes that I wear for jazz. I don't like those that lace up and these are way more comfortable....they actually fit right...I love them! This is the only kind of jazz shoe I use and my whole dance team, including for competition!