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. Also features a 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.
I bought these tap shoes at the beginning of my tap class, and they work fine. The only problem I've noticed is that the shoe is a bit narrow. I have a semi-narrow foot, so it fits okay, but one of my friends has a wide foot, so her shoes (same ones as mine) don't fit very well. Just keep that in mind when buying. I ordered my street size and it fits perfectly! Overall, these tap shoes work great for my tap class!
I searched high and low for tap shoes for my daughter who is 12 and wears a 11 in adult shoes and you are the only carrier I found that had the adult 11 in the patent tap she wanted. They generally have the lace up but she's still a child so she wanted the patent strap over which the other girls in her class wears. So I'm thankful you had what I needed in stock, she doesn't feel like the odd ball, and we got them at a good price.
I ordered two black pairs for my two daughters, both of whom wear 8 1/2. The shoes were too small, so I returned them and ordered size nine instead. That size worked.
The shoes are pretty and seem to be durable.