I bought these a few months ago. They are gorgeous shoes, probably even prettier than what you see in the picture. Unfortunately, they are very stiff and it took quite a while to get them broken in. Also a word to the wise - get heel protectors! I failed to put heel protectors on mine and my left heel is now worn down, uneven and wobbly after only a few months of sporadic use. Very disappointing.
Yes, they are a bit narrow, BUT I usually get my street shoe in a wide, so generally speaking, when I buy dance shoes I either have to choose if I want it narrow and the right length, or wide and too lengthy. My foot will eventually stretch out a wide shoe, but it won't grow to accommodate a long shoe. I say this because if you have average feet, these shoes should be just fine. They are a bit more dainty and sleek looking than their cheaper versions of the same model. They are not as comfortable as my Capezios, but more so than my Very Fines (which are even more narrow than these). At the end of the day, I think they're good shoes for someone who dances a lot (just not daily for hours or competitively).
i love the look of this shoes on my feet. its comfortable as well, probably no break in time needed (I haven't wore it to class yet). Hopefully it will hold up for a long time. I am reserving this pair for performance for the 3" heel might be a little tiring for practice.
How does this shoe run in terms of size? I am an 8 1/2 street shoe, and I take a 5 1/2 in European ballroom shoes (ie Supadance) and 7 1/2 in American ballroom shoes (Stephanie, Capezio). Where does this shoe fit into the mix?
You would need to order the same as street shoe size(us sizing).This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee. Actual fitting may vary. - DDS Customer Service (09/18/2013)