My daughter has been wearing this particular jazz shoe for 3 years now. In our experience, the size of her jazz shoe is the same size as her street shoe (for child's sizes). She currently wears a size 1 street shoe and her jazz shoes are child's 1 in black & a women's 4 in tan (the childs 1 is exactly the same size as the womens 4). My suggestion, order the same size as their street shoe (if your child's feet grow fast, order up a 1/2 size). This is our personal experience - hope it helps!
These jazz shoes do stretch. I would not recommend going up 1/2 size as stated. They are snug at first but will stretch with wear. My daughter wears a 13-13.5 shoe and has a wide foot. The 12.5 jazz shoe fits perfect with some room to grow.
I bought these shoes for my 6 year old son and he says they are comfortable. They are very easy to slip on and are not tight on his foot. They run true to size. He wears a size 1 sneaker and the size 1 shoe fits him with just a little bit of growing room to spare. I have bought these in the past and they hold up very well.
I ordered these for my 6 year old daughter who wears a size 13 in street shoes. On the site it said order 1/2 size up and some reviews said to go a whole size. I ordered a whole size larger (sz 1) and they were huge. So I do not recomment ordering a size up at all. I would order whatever size street shoe you wear. I had to go back and order my daughter a sz 13. This is the only reason I didnt give 5 stars.
I bought these for my daughters turns class, and she loved them. She said they fit like a glove and are very comfortable. I did not have a problem with ordering the correct shoe size. My daughter is a size 3 in girls so I ordered the 1.5 in Bloch's jazz shoe... perfect fit.
These shoes have just the right amount of slipperyness (I know that's not a word but I couldn't think of the right one), for turning, and just the right amount of grip, for kicks and jumps. They are also very durable and overall are good shoes.