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Leather Half Sole

Style No: T8970
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"Footnote" Neoprene Half Sole - T8940
4 Stars

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4.5 Stars
Theatricals Leather modern half sole envelops your toes with its super soft leather upper closed-toe, and provides freedom of movement with the suede sole! Sizes available for both large child and adult sizes.


  • Elastic binding
  • Adjustable straps
  • Perfect for modern, contemporary, and lyrical dance

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

Upper: Leather; Sole: Leather

Suggested Fitting: Women order street size. Men order 2 sizes larger than street.
Available in sizes:
(adult) XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL Medium

Suggested fitting for this item:

Street Size Buy this size
13.0-1.0 XS
2.0-3.5 S
4.0-5.5 M
6.0-7.5 L
8.0-9.5 XL
10.0-11.5 XXL

Converting Girls to Womens Sizes
First increase the child street shoe size by two. Then follow the suggested fitting for the adult shoe you are purchasing.
Girls Street Size Womens Street Size
1.0 3.0
1.5 3.5
2.0 4.0
2.5 4.5
3.0 5.0
3.5 5.5
4.0 6.0
4.5 6.5

This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee.
Actual fitting may vary.

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  • MMD   02/03/2024

    5 star rating


    I love the variety of skin tones. Thank you for honoring the beauty of our children.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • SPM   04/02/2022

    2 star rating


    These shoes are OK. The fit was good for my 7 year old daughter, and she said they were comfortable. I was pretty disappointed because they started falling apart after just one use. She wore them for less than an hour for her solo rehearsal. She needs them for her solo in competition/recital. Will not repurchase this brand. Had to buy another pair.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • MM   01/04/2022

    1 star rating


    Run very small and material is not as durable. Elastic bands are not sewed correctly. Very sad

    Age: 22 to 29     Fit: Runs very small     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Reese   01/26/2021
    White Hall,IL

    4 star rating


    Our studio requires a different brand that is way more expensive. I compared the color to the one our studio recommends and got these instead. They were less expensive and fit great. Would highly recommend.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Kristin B.   08/14/2020
    Lake Jackson,TX

    5 star rating


    Great lyrical shoes for dance! Love the quality and overall appearance but they were a little small for my daughter.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   02/21/2018

    5 star rating


    I have been really happy with these. They fit well and for most of my students they last the whole dance year.

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • The Tap Shack   10/14/2017

    4 star rating

    We ordered these last year for our recital and fell in love with them. We generally dance on wood floors, so leather is better for us. I have been teaching and choreographing for years and have never had such praise for shoes from student,s adult and teens alike. Read the sizing. I wear a 6 and buy a L. Durability is not an answer I have yet, but the price is right to buy two, one for practice and one for performance.

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Save your money   03/01/2017
    Fort Stewart,GA

    1 star rating

    One reviewer indicated that the shoe bunched up, and my daughter found this to be true. After a single month use, it bunched and hardened making the shoe very uncomfortable for my daughter to dance. Very disappointed.

    Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with these shoes. We will address the issue with the manufacturer and make them aware of this incident. One of our Customer Service representatives will contact you to rectify the situation.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 2 star rating     Durability: 2 star rating    

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  • FAB   11/01/2016

    1 star rating

    This product was stiff and bunchy at the toe's, not good quality

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  • Boots   07/28/2015

    5 star rating


    My daughter has been looking forward to receiving these and we are not disappointed! Truly a great product for turning without the constriction of a traditional jazz shoe!

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • candacetn   06/23/2015

    5 star rating


    After sending back a couple of dance shoes from capezio, due to never being able to get the sizing right - this one was perfect. Thank you!

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ElliesMom   04/17/2015

    2 star rating


    I originally ordered the Bodywrappers Twyla lyrical shoes for my daughter, but they were back-ordered. Since we needed them within a week and I paid for priority shipping, I called and replaced the order with these shoes. Customer service was awesome and the shoes shipped right away the next morning. Unfortunately, my daughter was disappointed with the shoes. She says they are itchy on the sole of her foot, and she's only worn them one time for a rehearsal and once on stage and the leather is peeling...? The elastics don't have a grip on the inside, so they slip as soon as she points her foot (I had to sew them to her tights for her performance). The shoes will work for the two performances she has left, but we won't order them again. We love the Bloch Eclipse...I only wish they made them in a darker tan to match the tights :(

    Comfort: 2 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Tegan   08/15/2014

    5 star rating


    With many of the theatricals brands, you can tell a difference in quality from the higher brands offered on DDS. Not so with this shoe! It is half the price of the others and the same quality! The shoe is a little short and wide, but the adjustable straps fix this well. Ordering them for students, as jazz shoes are expensive when feet are still growing rapidly!

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • lildancer0586   08/10/2014

    5 star rating


    I absolutely love this shoe! It is so much better than my half soles I have tried in the past. Having the adjustable strap really helps. Very happy with these!

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Dancegurl   12/11/2013

    5 star rating


    Despite some of the negagtive reviews I decided to try this shoe. It was very comfortable for me!

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  • gbbglb   09/18/2013

    1 star rating


    one dance class, one time used and the tan color has pealed off the shoe exposing a yellowish color, they look as if they are years old. i do not recommend you purchase these, our Block shoes last two years before looking old.

    Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Brooke18   10/12/2012

    2 star rating


    I was very excited to start using this shoe! Unfortunately I wish i had never bought them! They are way to tight near my toes. i have to wrap my toes so they don't start to bleed. They turn perfectly and last long but i got the correct size and they are very tight. If you do buy this shoe, get a bigger size than your normal dancewear shoe size.

    Age: 15-18     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • AMDD   04/28/2012

    1 star rating


    As a rhythmic gymnast turned ballerina turned dance teacher, I am beyond disappointed in this shoe. I was SO excited ot find a TRUE rhythmic gymnastics slipper at a reasonable price (meaning, it didnt have an attached sole patch like the luzio, etc.). The package came very quickly, the suede sole and lined inside of the shoe looked very promising. Then I put it on, only to find the seem between layers seems magnetically drawn to where one's toenails are. There is a good inch of loose fabric at each side of the shoe- no matter what anyone says, this type of shoe should be elongated on one side to ensure a snug fit. The leather [portion of the shoe is literally a circle shape...who has a foot like that? SO SO SO VERY DISAPPOINTED.

    Age: 22-29     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 1 star rating    

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  • Sabrina     09/27/2018


    My daughter's jazz shoes are a size 8, not sure what size to get these

    Suggested sizing is same as street shoe. As per the manufacturer recommendation, a women's size 8.0-9.5 should order a size XL.
    - DDS Customer Service (10/18/2018)

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