Oxford style jazz tap shoe with a split sole for ease of movement and flexibility though the arch. Features include molded, sewn-in taps with sound boards for crisp quality sound, a soft genuine man-made leather upper, a padded sole, a moisture-absorbing liner, and a slit rubber sole pad for traction, flexibility, and durability.
My daughter is 7 and usually wears 13/1 size shoe. We ordered these in a 1 and they are definitely true to size. They have a little bit of growing room but not to big to wear without socks. We just have to tighten the laces. I couldnt resist trying them when they were so much cheaper than the other Split sole tap shoes. As far as durability I do not know because we just purchased them, so I am not giving a 5 star for this reason. She said they were very comfortable.