The new adjustable strap Dance Paws modern shoe gives dancers the ability to control the fit of their half soles with an elastic strap that can be tightened and loosened easily. The newly designed toe holes provide maximum comfort. Dance Paws do not shift or slip down under the foot. Ideal for modern and contemporary lyrical dance. Manufactured completely with vegan materials.
They're fine, but there are way better shoes (Bloch!) for a similar price that you don't have to shape and don't have a horrible itchy strap. These do seem well-made, I'm sure they'll last. I'll sacrifice them for dancing outside on cement.
Make sure you order a size bigger than is recommended on the sizing chart. I usually wear a size 8W and the Large fits nice and snug. I had to cut the toe holes a lot because my toes are wide, but they provide instructions on how to do it.
I really love that the pads are big and they go over the entire bottom of the ball of your foot, not like the footundiez that only have the small patches.
The adjustable strap was a little tight at first but after wearing them for a week of rehearsals and classes they stretched out and are comfortable now.
I really love these and they are great for turning
I followed what was instructed by the other comments. I ordered a size up. They fit (6.5 shoe size). If you have wide feet order up two sizes. I have odd feet, tapered toes and a wide metatarsal with a narrow heel. Which is why I bought the adjustable Dance Paws. After wearing them at home, they still felt tight, BUT on the card that came with them, it specifically said to dance in them for a few hours in class before they will reach their true form. I did that and they fit like a dream now. Can't wait to wear them for recital!
My daughter is 8 yrs old and has a wide foot. She wears a 2 in kids but I had to buy her a medium. They fit like a glove and she can get them on by herself. Her turns are 100% better than with FootUndeez. The extra padding is wonderful.
I had a problem with the regular dance paws because my feet are narrow after the metatarsal, but these are great! They don't slide off my feet like the Undeez do and I don't have to worry about tearing up the balls of my feet when I want to dance "barefoot" on any type of floor. I only wish they had the other colors available that they do for their original Dance Paws. I can only assume that eventually they will, which means I'll be purchasing another pair that matches the color of my foot better!