These ballet shoes run small. The pair I received did not have the front straps sewn to the shoe. I could not comment on the comfort since they were too small for my daughter. She takes a size 5 in children's shoes and a size 9 (adult size) in these shoes were too small. I am taking the chance to re order a size 10 and is hoping that the straps will come sewn this time.
Note: I have marked this product as true to size, since I have an unusually short and wide foot, with a high arch. You may still want to size up.
These shoes in 7W fit me perfectly, with just enough toe room to not pinch. The pink color is very pleasant, not washed out and not too bright. In the past I have only used Sansha Pro 1C. The padding on the Tendu shoes seems to be a little thicker.
Not pictured in the product image are the ties, which helps to create a much better fit.
Overall, I found these to be a pleasant variation from Sansha Pro, and I am enjoying these shoes.
I read a previous review where it said these shoes ran small, so I ordered 2 sizes bigger. It turns out the shoes were actually 4 !! sizes too small because i could barely fit them on and my toes were extremely scrunched!!! Ouch! Buyer beware; if you are a US size adult woman, go at least 3-4 sizes bigger.
I am taking very basic ballet, modern, street jazz, and hip hop classes at my performing arts high school. I am new to the dance world and therefore did not know that sizes varied by brand tremendously. I am having to return these shoes, meaning I have to sit out of class waiting for them to arrive for about a week because the sixing is off by about three US sizes. I could see they were too small as soon as I opened the package, and never even tried them on. For very serious dancers, checking the sizing would be a no brainer, but for the recreational dancer just looking for new shoes, we're ignorant of brand specialized sizing. I admit my review and rating is my fault, but it is also very inconvenient.