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 order these for my first and second year beginner tap dancers. For the price they are great! But be aware they will only last one or two years. Do not order if you have dancers or students that tap more than once a week. In my experience I have found these shoes true to street size only slightly smaller and narrow. Happy tapping!