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Split sole Silhouette canvas ballet shoe features a canvas upper, suede split sole, double strength sole stitching, triangle construction for an enhanced arch, foam protection pad at the heel, and attached elastics. See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.
Looking for an inexpensive shoe to wear instead of my teaching shoes to "match" the youngest students.
#1 the elastics are completely pre-sewn. I want to adjust my elastics and bought these because reviews said they are seen only at the heel.
#2 the fit is bad. The length is ok, but the shoe games in a number of places. The drawstring has to pulled too tight, which is the opposite of the last pair of slippers I ordered.
I wish I could go try stuff on!!
I am 5'9 and my street size is 11, so I got a size 12.0 narrow. Overall these shoes hurt, my toes rammed against the front of the shoe. I am 17 and I haven't dances in about 5 years, I don't know if my arches are too low for the shoes or if i just got the sizing wrong. i do know that after my break from dance my feet are more flatter than usual. They just hurt so much that I can't dance in them.
These are great for class. I have to dancers and we go through a lot of ballet slippers, so we appreciate that the elastics on these are pre-sewn and ready to wear when they arrive. They run extremely small so we order way up (4 sizes up).
The size chart was right on for us with this shoe. My son wears size 8 street shoe, and he orders 11M. He has these for everything! The Flesh color is his favorite, because he likes it to blend in with his foot. However, he also has black and white, because sometimes those are required for class or performance. Durability is as expected for a canvas ballet shoe. We buy several pairs per year.
I needed a "flesh" colored shoe for a part I was understudying. Based on the pictures of the shoe labeled "flesh" I thought that even if it wouldn't quite be my skin tone, it would be pretty close. When the shoes arrived they were a strange deep orange color. My friends all agreed that they couldn't think of anyone who had a skin tone that would match these shoes. Also when I put them on (because of the color they could not be used though) they ran pretty small. I think besides these two main issues of color and size, they could have possibly been a great durable shoe.
I like these shoes for my students because the elastics come sewn, but DDS is unable to keep common sizes in stock. I find the shoe comfortable with enough padding in the sole for cushioning on jumps. I typically wear a size 7.5 to 8 wide street shoe and wear a size 11N in these Silhouettes.
Great shoes! Good quality, very comfortable! Not sure how long they last, hence my 3-star durability rating, because I haven't worn them for class yet. But they fit perfectly. Highly recommend.
Please note that the buyer must sew own elastics, shoes do not come sewn. Thank you!