Great shoes they hold well, I've had 3 pairs of these each one lasts about a year before the pads completely wear off, I dance a whole lot though sometimes I wear these to lyrical class too and they are the only shoes I wear to practice in at home.
I usually wear a 10 in Bloch jazz ballet shoes, but these were a little too long and roomy. There's no way I could wear them even if I got a smaller length, though, because there is a gap all the way around my ankle. I can see down to the sole when I stand. Maybe I got a faulty pair, but these would definitely twist on my foot if I tried to turn in them.