These shoes are just okay in my opinion. They are a flattering shoe if you are just walking around, but dancing in them is difficult. If you wear tights and point your foot, your toes pop right out, as the shoe needs a longer vamp. Since this happens I end up wearing not tights with these shoes and not only does it not look as clean, but my foot rubs in the back and gives me blisters. I thought that the soft interior would prevent this, but sadly it does not.
These shoes are PLEATHER(sole IS leather).... so they do not give, mold to your foot or breath. Be aware, that the higher the heel, the more your foot is pushed forward. so maybe order a half size up. the 1.5 " heel I was a true 8 1/2 ( my normal size) but in the 2" heel I prob. should have ordered a 9.
As a male with extra wide feet who often takes female roles, I needed a character shoe I could tap dance in. This shoe fits *way* better than the medium shoe I was previously using for rehearsal. We'll see how long it lasts, but it didn't need much breaking in!
This discount dance supply website recommends ordering a 1/2 size up for women from street size. I did so, and the shoes were way too big. I'll try again with my street size and hope that they get a good fit. I did not wear them for dancing, as I needed to return them. I will update once I get a pair I can dance in.