Really excited once they arrived, but the nonskid lining fell off (only glued on) when I tried them on. Shoe was a little small even though I ordered the recomended sizing. Really disappointed, but going to try to make them work since I wont have enough time to return and reorder. Lesson learned.
The shoe itself is very comfortable.
Within the first hour of dancing I lost a screw from the left front tap.
Also, when I tightened the other taps, all the screws got stripped.
If you need a comfortable shoe Its fine. But I suggest replacing the taps immediately.
Also the sounds of the taps are not great.
These shoes are a great value for anyone who needs a good hard-soled shoe. I waited way too long before a show with broken shoes and had to get these last minute-- they did not let me down! The taps are a little slick, but I was able to get used to them and the rest of the shoe feels sturdy. I've been tapping my whole life and I've only ever used hard soles, so I knew what I was looking for. I usually purchase more popular brand name shoes, but I am so impressed by these that my mind has been changed. I would definitely recommend these to anybody who needs a solid, functional pair of taps.