I've gotten theatricals brand normal tap shoes before, and they fell apart veRy VeRy quickly and were very flimsy. However, I recently ordered these taps because I needed a cheaper option...and wow! Much higher quality! The tap plates make clearer sounds and are tighter, and the bottom of the shoe is made differently than the regular character shoe so it's more durable. AND they come already assembled. I would definitely recommend these for someone looking for a cheaper character tap option and you don't have to worry about finding a set of taps that correspond with the character shoes and have the right screws and everything. You definitely get you moneys worth!
15 to 18 Runs large
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Bought these for my daughter. We've bought these before. They are good tap shoes. The only down side was they had a weird smell.True to size
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Lake In The Hills,IL
I had this shoe for like 30 years an d it always performed well. SO I decided it was time for a new pair and I gave my old ones to my fifteen year old daughter to use as she might need this style for a particular costume or dance. She loves them too.Runs small
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We ordered these the week before we needed them for a show and they came quickly. Fits great and works well for an affordable price.
15 to 18 Runs large
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We are seniors and require comfortable shoesTrue to size
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I had never worn high heeled tap shoes before (make that high heels PERIOD), and when I had to start wearing them, I got kind of nervous. I didn't have to worry at all. These shoes are absolutely awesome. I did experience a lot of pain when first breaking these in, I experienced a lot of pain and even feeling like my knee was locked in place (I have bad knees so this was a problem), so this is why they're getting 4 starts in the comfort section. I got some insoles for them and the pain decreased a lot. Overall really great shoes! I enjoy them a lot.True to size
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They fit well and were true to size. They've held up pretty good in the past few shows I've worn them.
22 to 29 True to size
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I'm pleased with this tap shoe. I like the new profile - stylish and perhaps more comfortable. The upper is soft and like real leather. I love that the teletone taps come attached and also the rubber skid on bottom. I expected the shoe to run small but it does not - actually true to size.
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I followed the general rule of ordering one size up from my street shoe size and when I slipped on a shoe, I could fit three fingers between my heel and the inside back of the shoe, need to return! sigh
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I ordered these for tap classes I began taking for a show I was in. Because the show is only a few months, I was ok with a cheap shoe. However, after one class the screw fell out. I went home thinking I could fix it myself and then I realized just how poorly these were made. The holes do not line up with the screws and these were not made to last. I would not recommend wasting your money on this horrible shoe.
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Very comfortable, runs slightly larger than street size. The latch on the straps is a 'slide-catch' that doesn't work well at all. The point of the strap that has to feed into the latch separates and I had to use tweezers to pull it through. I have the strap at maximum length and hope that I can slip the shoe on and off without using the latch. I even super-glued the point of the strap to try to keep it together. Time will tell. Another dancer in class is having the same problem so it is a definite manufacturing defect.
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Had to return the first pair because they were to big. Reorder a smaller size, but so far so good. My daughter loves them.
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I have never had trouble ordering dance shoes from here for my daughter. Always came in a timely manner and fit well. However, we received these and noticed that the straps were very flimsy and looked like they would break. My daughter tried them on and thought that they were ok, but said the one shoe felt tighter than the other. She took them off and compared the shoes. They were both marked the correct size, but they obviously were not. The one shoe was about a 1/2 inch smaller than the other shoe. We are sending them back and now I have to look elsewhere.
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I bought these tap shoes for my 12 yr old daughter. she really liked them and only wore them once to dance class and twice to practice at home and the strap on the side of the shoe just broke. She noticed it hanging by a string. Other than that she really enjoyed them but unfortunately I think they are poor quality.
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I've worn these for two classes now, and I'm really hoping they break in, consider ordering a half size larger than street, I have some pressure on my toes because there is very little room. The quality is better than I expected and there is a nice amount of cushioning in the liner, right now though they are very painful after about half a class definately need some working in.
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