These shoes are fantastic for the price. I'm rebellious and love tan character shoes, especially with the t-strap, but they are hard to find for under $50. These are fantastic!
My only comment is to order 1 size smaller than your street shoe size. I'm an exact 5.0 street shoe, and originally ordered that, but ended up returning for the 4.0 and they fit perfectly.
The quality of this shoe model is significantly lower than that of the Audition model. The color and material looks cheap and plastic-y.
These run wide. My feet are a size 6 lengthwise but I usually wear a 6.5 to compensate for width. I ordered these in a 6.5 and they were too loose on me. If you're looking for a budget shoe, I'd say pay the extra $10 and go with the Audition model.
I was concerned about this shoe due to other reviews about the buckle. But we've found no issues. I'm sure a leather shoe would be more comfortable but not worth the price at this level of performing. We're very happy with our choice.
Ordered this shoe on this site as our school had recommended. The shoe arrived quickly. However, the buckle is so cheaply made that I do not believe that it will last through the 2-3 months that my daughter will need to wear it. She cannot get her foot in/out of the shoe because the buckle is such poor quality. I cannot express how deeply disappointed we are. The shoes are going back immediately.
The shoe runs a little small. I read a review that said the shoe was true to size which is not true. Originally I wear a size 9 but I had to reorder a 9 1/2 to fit. Overall it is a good shoe however the buckle is horrible. I have a hard time hooking the buckle on and off. If it wasn't for the buckle it would be a great shoe. The buckle gives this shoe a poor rating from me.
The shoe itself is fine, however the claps is nearly impossible to use and re-hook once you have un-hooked it. It took me around 10 minutes. So now i have to force my foot into the shoe without un-latching the strap. Poor quality claps.
I have read the reviews stating that this shoe has a defective buckle and a response from your site that the buckle design has been changed. I wanted to make sure that the buckle has been officially changed and is being shipped with adjustable pin buckle? I don't want to purchase and receive the slide.
The shoes we are currently shipping are a mixed stock of both the slide buckle and the pin buckle, all of which have not been deemed defective. When ordering, if you receive the slide buckle we will make an exception for a return in this instance. You would be able to return the slide buckle shoe for the pin buckle, if you so choose. - DDS Customer Service (06/01/2015)