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.
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!