This upgraded "Mary Jane" tap shoe has a man-made upper and features a graduated heel for the more advanced dancer, a cushioned sock lining, and an Achilles pad for a more comfortable fit. Taps are screwed on to allow for easy tuning and changing taps. Also features non-skid rubber pad, and a buckle strap with an adjustable slide buckle. No need to worry about ribbon ties coming undone during class with this durable strap in place. The black patent features a PVC upper while the other colors feature a matte PU upper.