The perfect shoe for clogging or tapping in quality man-made uppers. Constructed for comfort and durability with a reinforced top line, box toe, counter support, terry lining, cushioned insole and durable outsole. Taps are not included.
I've danced in these shoes for 5 years and they have held up! They are wood soled, so no need to pay to add wooden taps. Great sound without overpowering musicians. I dance Irish Sean-nos and Appalachian Flatfooting and they are great for both. I recommend them to all dancer friends. Bonus - great price and cruelty free!
After three tries I found this shoe which I used for Irish set dancing for the first time yesterday 2.18.18. I first ordered them on Amazon size 7.5 my street size. The reviews were conflicting as to sizing. Too small returned them. Ordered 8.0, too small returned them. Amazon did not have 8.5 jumped to 9. I searched the shoe online and found 8.5 here. They fit perfectly, and were comfortable after a couple hours dancing.
I found that these shoes worked well for flat-footing. I didn't want to invest a lot of money since I was just learning. I needed a smooth bottom shoe that I could slide on my half inch plywood raised dance board. The heel made a decent sound and they didn't hurt my feet after 4 hours. Taps would have been too loud and annoying to the other musicians. I haven't owned them long enough to comment on the durability but they seemed like they would hold up.