This split-sole gymnastics shoe features an upper that is made from a soft, durable leather and fits snugly to the foot due to the elastic gore insert. The sole has padding inside and a high quality flexible 3mm rubber on the bottom for traction when vaulting or tumbling.
I read the reviews ahead of time so I thought if I just ordered this shoe a couple sizes bigger we'd be fine. Nope!!! My 6yr old wears an 11. I got her a 13. Didn't even attempt to put it on her foot when it came in because it was so small. My 3 year old niece who wears an 8 happened to be here though and she's THRILLED because the shoes fit her perfectly. So if you are going to give it a go to save some money, size up. WAY up!
We ordered these for our tumbling and trampoline team and I handed them out at the beginning of practice. Most were too small and we rearranged the sizes and got most of them in a pair. The lot we received must be defective. They were kind of yellow and by the end of practice (only 2 hours) all of the shoes had the white finish of the leather peeled off and most were split on the bottoms and sides. Have to return the whole order. I will stick to the Capezio Agility whenever I can find them in stock.
I would recommend these shoes to others, but only if they order approximately 2 sizes bigger than what they wear. My daughter is 9 1/2 and wears a street shoe size 2. I ordered her the adult gymnastics shoe size 3, and they were still way too small. I returned them and re-purchsaed the 4.
The seams of this shoe rub on the sides of your toes and foot making it painful after a very brief period. In addition the elastic is way too tight on your achilles. Don't waste your money. Poor design.
This is my first time ordering gymnastic shoes. I am a gymnast at wyoming school of gymnastics here in laramie wyoming. I am doing front and back rolls and handstands too. It is a sport in agility and stamina to do things in this world. This will help me to grip the spring floor better.
Purchased these for belly dance to go with our white outfits. The elastic around the heel ensures that the shoe will stay on my narrow feet. I can't comment on the durability or comfort because I just received them. However, I can say that the sizing is a little off, especially because the toe is a little tapered. I ordered an 8 to fit my size 8 (sometimes 8 1/2) feet, and my toe was right at the end of the shoe. I'll be returning the 8 and ordering a 9. Not important, but the bottom pieces are white, not tan, as shown in the picture. I gave them 4 stars because I think that once I get the right size, they will fit well and will be suitable for the performance.