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Womens Jazz Shoes

Style No: DN980L
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Dance Now's split-sole leather jazz shoe was constructed on a foot forming, exclusive last for premium fit and comfort. The toe shape allows the toes to spread in the demi-pointe position and features strong upper leather.


See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

Content:
Upper: Leather; Sole: Rubber; Lining: Cotton

Suggested Fitting: Women order street size
Available in sizes:
(adult) 4.0-11.5 M
Converting Girls to Womens Sizes
First increase the child street shoe size by two. Then follow the suggested fitting for the adult shoe you are purchasing.
Girls Street Size Womens Street Size
1.0 3.0
1.5 3.5
2.0 4.0
2.5 4.5
3.0 5.0
3.5 5.5
4.0 6.0
4.5 6.5

This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee.
Actual fitting may vary.

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  • dancingcat2   06/03/2015

    5 star rating

    GOOD FIT

    Paid for FedEx 2nd day delivery ($60.60 for 8 pairs)) way too expensive but wanted to be sure the shoes would arrive in time for the BIG DANCE! It arrived in Hon. 2 days!! Was surprised how light and comfortable it is. Rather like ballet shoes, but thinner leather. I just hope it wears well. I wear a street size 6 and ordered a 7...fits like a glove. For the sale price...it is a good buy.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Cazellex   01/04/2015

    4 star rating

    PRETTY NICE SHOE

    I have been dancing for 11 years now and this shoe has always been one of my favorite dance staples. It is very flattering to the foot and good for turns while also having great traction for landing leaps. The only problem with this shoe is that the laces can leave painful indents on the top of your foot when doing floor-work or stretching your splits. This problem can even happen when simply sitting on your knees (that is why the I put the shoe as a 4 in comfort.) My first pair of these shoes lasted me two years and still looked good by the time I grew out of them. So overall I would suggest this shoe to a jazz dancer at any level.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ShellyA   09/09/2014

    3 star rating

    RUNS SMALL

    This shoe just arrived. My daughter wears a size 5 street shoes. Based on reviews and the company info I ordered 1 size bigger (though they recommend street size to 1/2 size bigger) and they are still much too small. Will go up 1 more size (2 sizes bigger than street shoe) and hope they work.

    Comfort: 3 star rating    

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  • Danidots   08/29/2014

    5 star rating

    AN HONEST REVIEW FOR A NICE PAIR OF DANCE SHOES

    This is actually my first pair of dance shoes so I can't really compare them to anything else. My feet literally melt into these shoes but the bottom of the shoe, along with the heel, really does support your feet. I usually wear a size 6 to a size 6.5 in street shoes. I read the reviews and it was recommended that I get a size larger. I went with a seven and they fit nicely. Definitely get a size bigger because they really squish the toes - nothing too painful. It's just a nice snug fit. Shipping was only $2.95 for me and they came really fast! I ordered them on Tuesday and I just received them 3 days later on a Friday. :) Will definitely be shopping online at discountdance.com for any other dance needs. I would definitely recommend this shoe for beginners! :)

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Ronda   07/07/2014

    3 star rating

    The shoe runs about a size smaller. There is no toe room unless you order a size bigger.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 2 star rating    

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  • Haymom   06/02/2014

    4 star rating

    RUNS SMALL

    First time purchasing these. My daughter's foot measures a women's size 5. I ordered a size 5. The are too small. We reordered a 5.5. Hope they fit this time.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • lacaviglia   01/12/2014

    4 star rating

    SOLID JAZZ SHOE

    Seems like a solid shoe so far (have worn for one class). Very comfortable and the leather is quite soft, think it will form and fit well. I wear a 6.5 is street shoes and the 6.5 in these fits well.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • LATX   06/16/2013

    4 star rating

    Great shoe, but runs about 1/2 smaller than sizing chart indicates.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • DancingGoddess   06/12/2013

    5 star rating

    I DON'T WEAR THESE SHOES FOR A CLASS

    I wear them for LIFE. I've worn them hiking, I wear them out shopping, I wear them running around the park. Of course make sure there aren't any glass or nails around. These shoes have been very comfortable, and I've owned several that have lasted an average of a year or so before holes are worn in the leather. Keep in mind I put these shoes though a beating they weren't meant to handle, and yet they have held up about a year on concrete and other rougher surfaces. Wonderfully soft leather, unencumbered movement, just complete shoe perfection. Oh, and when I did jazz I wore Capezio's version of these shoes. Sorry, Capezio, but this pair wins.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • iblondie   05/19/2012

    5 star rating

    PERFECT!

    I have this pair and beige and I just ordered a pair in black earlier this week! My beige ones have lasted me completely through a year of dance. There's a few scuff marks on them but I'm sure if I wanted to I could get them out. My new black ones are AWESOME! I'm a size 10.5 and the 11 fit me perfectly. They turn great, might need a a class or two's worth of really breaking them in sole wise for turning. But they don't pinch or bother my feet at all! Discount Dance also upgraded my order to primary to free so I got my order in two days! How great! I'm more then happy right now with the shoes and this website :)

    Age: 15-18     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   02/02/2012

    4 star rating

    sizing chart says to purchase street size. i purchased size 7 womens, for my daughter who normally wears a 6 1/2 womens street size. ...but 7 was too small, i now have to exchange for a larger size. other than sizing, these are great!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • victoria   11/11/2010

    5 star rating

    I COULD DANCE IN THESE ALL DAY!

    I bought them and they are amazing they are so comforable and they are so worth the money.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Lyssi   11/07/2010

    5 star rating

    GREAT SHOES!

    I love these shoes. I got them in tan for a musical theater camp, and they held up through about 30 hours of dancing. Now, I use them for all of my theater auditions and jazz class once a week, and they have held up really well. These shoes make my legs look longer, and my kicks seem higher! They also make my arch look great. I disagree with the other reviews, if I had ordered these a size up, they would be too big. Love these!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • CC   02/11/2010
    Nyc,

    5 star rating

    NO COMPLAINTS!

    I got this shoe in black, and have been using them for dance class twice a week for six months. The leather wrinkled easily, but that's so unimportant...I ordered a half size up and it fit very well. I have no complaints! My friend needed new shoes and I had her get a pair of these...will write another review when she gets hers to see if she has as good of an experience!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Christina   01/20/2010
    California,

    5 star rating

    PRETTY GREAT!

    I love these shoes. I bought them to replace my old ones because they were getting holey, and these were a perfect economical choice. They are a lot more pliant than the picture would suggest, and even though I don't have an amazing point, these make my feet look really good. I ordered a half size up from my street size, an 8, so the 8.5s worked perfectly for me. I also liked how I could control the tightness with the laces, since I've only had the slip on jazz shoes.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   08/29/2009

    3 star rating

    OK

    These shoes were extremely comfortable and felt good to dance in! They weren't very good for turning though, a little slippery. They are pretty flimsy and don't form to the feet well, making it hard to use your feet. The laces come undone easily, which sucks when you're in a fast paced class. They also don't look very good in performances. I wouldn't recommend them.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Hippo   07/26/2009
    Moreno Valley,

    4 star rating

    When I first was deciding to buy these shoes I wasn't sure if they would be good enough. I had them for a whole year and they lasted me that long but I had some holes on my toes. They are good shoes if you don't want to spend so much money.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Ethan   03/09/2009
    San Diego,

    5 star rating

    AWESOME!

    I thought these would be cheap junk--no way, I absolutely love them! I use them for Salsa only. They're extremely comfortable, much more so than I thought, and honestly--I'm a 9.5 mens, ordered a 11.5 and it fits me perfectly. Inexpensive and totally worth it. I'm going to get a brown pair shortly.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Emily L.   11/23/2008
    California,

    5 star rating

    FABULOUS!!

    I ordered these for my jazz classes I just started which is only twice a week. (I am a ballet dancer but decided to try jazz). I read many of the reviews and ordered a half size bigger. I usually wear about a 5 1/2 to 6 but just to let you know, they run small just like Vans shoes (if you wear those) I wear a 6-6 1/2 in Vans but ordered a 6 in these shoes. Because in all other shoes I wear a 5 1/2 - 6. So it all depends on what measuring chart your going off of. But I love these shoes and they are so cute. I do have very sweaty feet in general and these emphasize that but I don't really notice until I take them off. But they are really wonderful shoes :)

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/07/2008
    Baltimore, Md,

    2 star rating

    I love the way these shoes fit on my feet. They are very durable. HOWEVER, they will make your feet STINK. I always wear tights/stockings/socks and by the end of the night...your feet will STINK. My friends also bought these shoes and both of them had the same problem.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Annette   10/16/2008
    Walpole, Ma,

    5 star rating

    EXQUISITELY COMFORTABLE

    This is a great indoor shoe. I'm not a dancer; I just love comfort. While I wouldn't take a hike in these shoes, of course, they are great all day at work. A half-size above street shoes worked great for me.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Alexandra   08/12/2008
    Pueblo,

    4 star rating

    GREAT VALUE, GREAT SHOE!!!

    I followed the reviews and bought a half size up from my street shoe and they were too big. Street size fit me just right. At first, the shoes were really slippery while in the studio, but after wearing them for a can-can that I was in on a plywood floor, they broke in very nicely and have a nice grip now. They seem to take wear and tear really well, as mine aren't sporting any holes and the like. This is a really good shoe to buy, especially for the price.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   01/23/2008
    Fort Lauderdale, Fl,

    4 star rating

    CHEAP & GREAT!

    I wear a 7.5W street size. I got this shoe in an 8.5, and it fits perfectly! The quality is good for the price, and it's split sole!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   01/13/2008
    Alabama,

    4 star rating

    GREAT PIECE!!

    I bought this shoe and the price is great and they are very comfortable! I bought my street size and they fit really well! When new, they are a little bit slippery but they get better with time!!!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Maddy   10/23/2007
    California,

    4 star rating

    I got them and they are hard to use to turn at first, then they get better. It takes them a while to wear out.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Vegas   07/21/2007

    5 star rating

    I ordered one size bigger than what I usually wear and they are a tad bit too big but they will work just fine. They are also very comfortable.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Felicia   06/26/2007
    Newark, Nj,

    5 star rating

    FEELS GREAT

    I was expecting the worse for the price, but was shocked. These are the most comfortable jazz shoes I have ever had. I recommend this to everyone.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Chainey   05/12/2007
    New York,

    3 star rating

    These shoes are OK. I had ordered 1.5 sizes up, based on the previous reviews. When I tried them on, they were way too big! I am returning them for my street size. Also, they are slippery on the bottom. I tried to dance in them, and I almost fell! These aren't the greatest, but they are good for the price!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Ann   01/17/2007
    California,

    5 star rating

    GREAT PRICE AND QUALITY!

    I was searching all over the place to find a jazz shoe in tan that would fit my daughter. I was originally going to purchase the Bloch jazz shoe in size 7 for my daughter, but DDS doesn't carry the style. I'm very glad I found this style instead. For the price, this was a great alternative! I'm also glad I listened to previous reviews when mentioned that this shoe runs small. My daughter would have been a size 7 Bloch, but because of the reviews, I decided to get her an 8 in this shoe. When she tried it on--perfect fit, with just the tiniest bit of toe room for her to grow in this year. Get a size bigger than street size. The quality matches other brand shoes out there.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Lisa   05/31/2006
    Pennsylvania,

    5 star rating

    I love the look and they are comfortable. Be sure to order a full size to a size and a half larger than your regular size. They run really small.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Aria   05/01/2006
    Mountain View, Ca,

    5 star rating

    DESPERATION YIELDED PERFECTION!

    I needed a new pair of jazz shoes quickly, and my local stores were out of my size. As luck would have it, the only pair Discount Dance had in stock in my size, in this style, was by Dance Now. I was weary, having always gone for Capezio, but desperation forced me to buy them. When they arrived, I was beyond pleased! The leather is so soft, not stiff as the picture makes it seem. They hug the arches, are wonderful to land in, and I even occassionally wear them during soft-shoe barre work in my ballet classes! The price is unbeatable as well for as wonderful as these shoes are!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • clau     01/26/2015

    I'm a 7.5 street size so I would like to know what Jazz shoes do I need to get.Thanks.

    This particular shoe runs true to size. We would recommend ordering a size 7.5.
    - DDS Customer Service (01/28/2015)

    I wear a street size 6 and ordered a 7. Fit was perfect. Ordered other jazz shoes from another company and also had to go up one size. - Dancingcat2 (06/03/2015)

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  • Angela Ahern     08/07/2013

    My daughter wears 9 street size. Does this brand run bigger or smaller?

    Or I just order 9 exactly.

    This particular shoe runs true to size, so I would recommend ordering a size 9.0
    - DDS Customer Service (08/08/2013)

    My street size fit well (6.5) - Lacaviglia (01/13/2014)

    My advise is to order .5 larger. - Haymom (06/02/2014)

    Order a size 10 - Ronda (07/07/2014)

    Runs about .5-1 size smaller. - Danidots (08/30/2014)

    Not for us. Street shoes size is a 5 and a 6 was still much to small. Going to try a 7. - Shellya (09/10/2014)

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