The modern "Pirouette II" half sole features leather uppers that are pleated and stitched to a supple suede sole patch with ballet construction to allow toes to spread. The plush logo elastic and ribbed elastic straps wrap around the heel for a secure fit, making this shoe suitable for many disciplines of dance including: modern, lyrical, ballet, and contemporary. The ribbed elastic strap can be worn around the heel or over the top of the foot to help achieve a comfortable fit.
These shoes fell apart within 3 months of wear. I have never purchased a pair of shoes that were such poor quality. This happened to many of the dancers who also purchased these shoes who are on my daughters line.
These shoes are great for pirouettes and dancing in general. However, they run way too small. I wear a size 9-10 street shoe and had to buy the XL. The sizing chart is wayyy off, seeing as XL is recommended for size 12-13 feet! After I stretched out the shoes by wearing big socks they were great. However, after dancing in them for only 2-3 months, a hole ripped in the toe. The material is incredibly thin and flimsy and the shoes look like I've been dancing in them for years!! Sizing and quality needs to be fixed for these shoes!!
The sizing on the chart supplied by the company is not correct. I suggest finding the size on the chart then going up a size. My daughter wears a size 6 street shoe and the medium fits her snugly. (Chart suggests she wear a small.)
They seem to be made well and are wearing as well as the other leather lyrical shoes we've had in the past.
These turners are soft and comfortable. I ordered the correct size according to the chart, but they are very small. I've only worn thema couple of times and they are wearing out already. I ordered the leather ones because I thought they would last longer than the canvas ones....but they don't.
Love the nude color compared to other shoes but sizing is WAAAAY off...ordered a whole bunch based on size chart and everyone had to go up a size...and trying these again...in the past have had trouble with them falling apart, however because we like the color so much, giving them a second chance, but again, BEWARE OF SIZE!
I absolutely love these shoes! They are fantastic for doing turns and they fit to my feet perfectly and make my arches look gorgeous. They also match my skin tone perfectly, but I am extremely pale, so it might not match people who are a little tanner. I would also recommend that you order a size bigger. I wear a size 9-10 street shoe, and I got the extra larges and they fit perfectly.
My daughter loves how this shoe fits, but the quality is poor. During her FIRST time wearing the shoe for a private lesson, the pigment/dye chipped off the top of the foot and toe of the shoe leaving behind two bright white spots. This makes me question whether the shoe is actually leather. Given the price, I would not recommend this product.
I am looking at the different lyrical shoes available and no two are uniform in their sizing. Your page says runs true to street shoe but what letter S M L XL is for what number size?
The recommended sizing equivalent for this shoe is:
For men though you would want to have them order up 2 sizes from their street shoe. - DDS Customer Service (06/03/2013)
My daughter's street shoe size is a ladies size 7. We had to buy the large shoe. - Dancemom5266 (08/08/2013)