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The "Rosa" is ideal for Latin/Rhythm social dance styles! Features include a 2.5" flared heel, crisscross ankle strap for extra support, PU upper, suede sole, cushioned insoles and speed buckle. Ladies "Rosa" 2.5" Latin/Rhythm Ballroom Shoe
This is my favorite shoe. I order them about every two years as I wear them to death. I also get this same shoe in the satin camel. Not only is it a beautiful shoe in the camel, but it is dye-able. I will dye the shoe to match my dance costumes.
I have very tapered feet (wide around the toes, skinny everywhere else), so I was surprised that these fit perfectly throughout the whole shoe. The speed buckle criss-cross design adds extra support and is great for girls with higher arches like myself, because it won't crush your foot like some shoes do. The one thing I didn't like is that the heels do have a tendency to buckle, if that makes sense. I know most ballroom dance required having your weight pushed onto the balls of the feet, but even just trying to evenly distribute your weight across your foot gives these heels a hard time. If you put all your weight onto your heel, the heel will give a little bit underneath you, kinda slide toward the rest of the foot. That was kinda scary. The sole is kind of slim, so I don't expect these shoes to last long, but they are cute and work pretty well.
I am a technical dancer by trade, but purchased this shoe for professional ballroom performance and I LOVED IT. The shoe felt very secure on my foot and hugged my arches nicely when articulating through demi point and moving quickly around the stage. While they were easy to turn in, I felt secure in not slipping. I am a size 5.5 and found these shoes to be true to size. I got several compliments on how flattering they made my feet and legs look white dancing. Will certainly buy again.
This was one of few options for a larger size foot. Size 12 runs true to size and after 2 hours on the floor no blisters. Had to punch a hole in the strap to fit it and cut about 3"off not sure what that was about. But fit is good other than that.
I bought these shoes trying to branch out and try a different shoe brand (I have always bought 'Very Fine' - which are excellent!)...poor choice. I picked these because they were cute, all black, and had overall good reviews. The suede on the bottom is very thin and I slide all over the floor, even after brushing. Would not recommend to anyone.