The Capezio Chorus seems to be the mid-range (price-wise) in this style - not as pricey as La Ducas and significantly more than Sansha's open-shank t-strap shoe - but they have that trusted Capezio name and quality and are great looking shoes for stage work. They have a pretty decent break-in period - it took me an entire rehearsal process to get them comfortably flexible. They also run very narrow and about half-a-size small. they lengthen the leg beautifully and the almost-3-inch heel is really flattering. I am very happy with this shoe.