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The sleek "Tic Tap Toe" lace up tap shoe is ideal for beginner tappers. Features a seamless side profile, soft PU upper, plush and absorbent brushed microfiber lining, a lightly padded footbed, Achilles pad for comfort, and a rubber sole patch. Comes with Capezio's popular Tele Tone taps.
The shoes run very large. I typically wear a women's size 9-ish street shoe, so as per the sizing recommendation I ordered a 7.5. They were too big for me, and for my sister who wears 9.5 or 10. I returned them and got a 6.5, which fits great. (interestingly that's my pointe shoe size, so if you do both that might be a good starting point for sizing)
The thin outer leather was worn off in a couple places on the right heel out of the box. The damage was minor, but it peels easily so I imagine they will wear out quickly. As for usability I can't say since I haven't done tap since I was 7. They are comfortable, although there isn't much in the way of arch support.
The sizing issue and durability concerns are unfortunate, but given how much less expensive these are than any of the other trusted dance supply brands, I'm not unsatisfied.
I was so excited to get my new pair of tap shoes but got disappointed cause they run so large. I usually wear a street size 7 and the shoes are like a size and a half or two sizes bigger.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that suggested fitting for this shoe is : men order same as street, women order 1.5 sizes smaller.
We ordered a size 6.5 for a girl's wide foot that typically takes a size 8 street shoe. They fit for the entire dance year, though it was too snug at the recital to fit a pair of thin socks. Reordering now, in one size larger, hoping they will fit the entire year again.
So I got these for myself, and I discovered that this is men’s size. My foot is normally a little wide but I got a normal and it fit nicely, but lengthwise it was a little small. I recommend to go a half size bigger than what they recommend, and do a size M unless you are a man with huge feet... hope this helped
I can't speak to durability yet, but these fit my son perfectly and were a great alternative to the more expensive shoes for a beginner. I ordered his regular shoe size and it fits perfectly. 8.5 mens in street shoes equates to 8.5 mens in this shoe.
I ordered about a dozen pair of these for our upcoming musical production of Mary Poppins and luckily I was able to swap around and size down then then return and exchange for most because they all ran at least a size larger than street size for men.
I was so excited when these arrived at my door only o be disappointed that they were too big. I normally wear a 9.5 or 10, depending on what it is. I read the other review to order down, which is what I did but only by a little. Definitely order down but other than that the shoes sound nice and look very sturdy.
If you are a woman ordering this shoe, the size guideline is off. I ordered a size 7W for a student who wears a size 8 and has a very wide foot, however the 7W was way too big and instead fit another student of mine who wears a size 10. This is men's sizing and although I did not order for a man this time, I think, based on my experience as a long time dance teacher ordering dance shoes that they would be a a size too big even on men. Unfortunately, they do not carry them smaller than size 6, at least at this time.
If I wear a women's size 7 what size should I order in this shoe?
by: SH (07/08/2019 - Lafayette-la) Age: 40 to 49
Thank you for your question. For women's fitting we suggest ordering 1.5 sizes smaller than the "street size". For example a women's street size 7 would covert to size 5.5 in these tap shoes. Please remember actual fitting may vary. - DDS Customer Service (07/12/2019)
This tap shoe features 3 heel screws connecting the the heel tap to the shoe and 3 similar screws connecting to the toe tap. - Dancer Girl (08/24/2019)
You can start a return from the home page by clicking "Start a Return" in the upper right corner of the screen. From here you can print a return form and a prepaid return label. Please be advised a $5.95 fee will be charged for the label. - DDS Customer Service (10/18/2018)