Easy slip-on teaching shoe has a comfortable elastic strap across the top. Other features include a leather upper, a suede split-sole, and a 1" heel. Ideal for switching between multiple disciplines of dance.
My teacher wore something like this shoe and I've been searching for YEARS to wear a slipper around the house and help relieve heel pain. I cannot review the shoe as an instructor or dancer as I no longer dance, however, the fit is exact. I wear a 8.5 in street shoes and ordered per the chart. The heel feels a little hard so I would think that it may hurt if you hit your ankle with it while doing frappe. The slipper fits as a proper ballet shoe should with no extra leather at the toe, yet not too tight. I am usually bearfoot in them but wearing tights would still be a proper fit. Elastic is pre-sewn across the arch back toward the heel ( it was a little tight for me as my arch is high-I may cut it off). Ordered in black and pink, I am pleased with my purchase.
Good support for a teaching shoe. I teach ballet class several days a week and this shoe gives good support, however, the heel is hard and sharp! Not good for frappes or coupes of any kind! My other ankle gets jabbed and scratched! The heel is a little high, too, and I do lose my balance sometimes. I highly recommend the Bloch Elastosplit Grecian teaching sandal, if you're looking for the support of a heel. Their heel is soft and rounded and there's a full leather sole on the bottom so they don't wear out hardly at all!