Oxford style jazz tap shoe with a split sole for ease of movement and flexibility though the arch. Features include molded, sewn-in taps with sound boards for crisp quality sound, a soft genuine man-made leather upper, a padded sole, a moisture-absorbing liner, and a slit rubber sole pad for traction, flexibility, and durability.
My daughter is 7 and usually wears 13/1 size shoe. We ordered these in a 1 and they are definitely true to size. They have a little bit of growing room but not to big to wear without socks. We just have to tighten the laces. I couldnt resist trying them when they were so much cheaper than the other Split sole tap shoes. As far as durability I do not know because we just purchased them, so I am not giving a 5 star for this reason. She said they were very comfortable.
I heard about your company from Brookfield School of Performing Arts in Brookfield CT. I'm inquiring about your child size 1.5 (for my 9yr old) Black Split Sole Oxford Style Tap Shoe. Her actual foot length is 8.5 inches. Would this shoe fit? If too small what is the next size up because I don't see a size 2. Please get back to me as soon a s possible. Her class starts next week. Thank you so so much.
Because many child sizes stop at either size 1.0 or 1.5, some children will need to convert to adult sizes and purchase adult shoes. To make this conversion, you simply increase the street shoe size by 2 whole sizes, and then follow the sizing suggestion provided on the adult?s size shoe you are interested in. This information can be found by clicking the ?sizing? tab while viewing the item online. Please contact customer service at 1-800-328-7107 for more detailed sizing information. - DDS Customer Service (08/28/2014)