I normally don't go for the stir-up style of tights, plus I've usually stuck to Capezio tights when I danced intensively. However I purchased two pairs in pink as they were on clearance for really cheap and my adult ballet classes are only twice a week for an hour. They're super soft and the waistband doesn't pinch. Can't speak much on whether or not they run easily since that never bothered me. For the most part these tights meet my needs.
I decided to try out these tights because they were a great price on clearance, I did not expect to love these tights so much! I'm going to order 5 more pairs. They're soft, and comfortable and although they do run a little large they aren't HUGE or anything. I highly recommend these!
These tights are a little bit strange with the "stirrup" part but I actually like it. It is good for rolling up your tights in the summer and is also nice to have for contemporary or jazz classes. If you try to wear the tights full length and tucked into a shoe, it won't really work. The stirrup is at a sort of awkward length so it barely reaches the shoe and will un-tuck itself from the shoe while you're dancing. But the tights are really soft and come in great colors (I have the pink and black) and are really nice once you get the hang of them.
I've been needing new stirrup tights, and one of my friends recommended Natalie to me.. I came here and bought these, they're true to size, extremely comfortable, but would NOT recommend a daily use.
As soon as I put them on, they ripped because of a small shredded nail on my hand. I really love these tights though! They are great for just performances or to use just once in a while.
I'm surprised there aren't stellar reviews for this item already. These tights are SO comfortable. I'm 5'5" 118 lbs and the M fits to my liking (I like my tights comfortable and nonrestrictive). They run a little large, at least compared to Grishko tights, where the M fits like an XS in my opinion. These are so great, I can breathe, they don't pinch my waist, and the stirrup part around the foot isn't too tight. They are also the most beautiful shade of peach-pink you have ever seen. I'm definitely going to stock up!