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Experience the industry's number one favorite ballet slippers, the Dream Stretch StretchTek. Shoes feature a state-of-the-art thick stretch canvas for flexibility during movement and an arch-hugging design, elastic binding and pre-sewn elastics for a perfect fit, cushioned heel padding for added comfort, and a u-shaped high vamp. The Dream Stretch StretchTek is engineered to fit any dancer's foot.
I like them okay but the heel just seems to be very low compared to my other ballet slippers. And the straps kinda dig into the top of my foot. I really want to like them, but I'm thinking they just aren't right for my feet.
I wore the Grishko canvas shoe for quite a few years. When this Nikolay canvas came out as a replacement (and I needed another ballet slipper) I decided to try this shoe. This is a pretty shoe on my foot but it took a couple tries to get the sizing. I remember my previous Grishko canvas ran small but this shoe appears to run even smaller and more narrow. I am a solid size 6 in street shoes with an average width (and no bunions). I settled on a size 38C (7.5) and it is a comfortable snug fit...next time I may even try a D width. The canvas appears slightly thinner than the previous Grishko canvas flats. I love that there is no drawstring and the elastics are pre-sewn.
I haven't purchased any ballet-related items in a few years and so I naively forgot that literally everything runs super small for no reason. So while a normal shoe that's EU size 40 would fit my US size 9 foot with room to spare, these were so small that my toes were scrunched up, and sure enough the sticker on the bottom said size 8.5. But of course there was no size chart on the website that would have told me this and now I get to guess on the correct size again while paying the return shipping fee.
Otherwise the construction of the shoe seems nice and pretty durable. I just wish Discount Dance did a better job of listing and describing their items.
Where is the size chart converting the euoropean sizes to American sizes? The chart available only
by: dancin fool (01/07/2020 - Alexandria-va)
tells you how to convert childs size to adult sizing.
You can find the conversion chart from the home page. If you scroll to the bottom under the HELP section you will see sizing charts. Or you can use this link and choose the Shoe Sizes PDF.
https://www.discountdance.com/sizechart.php - DDS Customer Service (01/09/2020)