These are amazing. I have used many jazz shoes before this, lace-up and slip on, but these are by far the best. They make my arch look great, my turns are comfy and require a lot less thought than with other, slipperier shoes. Ugh. So perfect. They're a little less durable than some; after a month of four classes a week, they begin to look used. With some other shoes this isn't as noticeable. But honestly, I've had them for a year now and I'm still on one pair. Love them. Buy them.