10 year old dancer with over 5 years dance experience prefers the leather pirouettes (she feels she can turn better in them). When she wore out her first pair of leather pirouettes (had always used canvas before)...she had to have this exact pair replaced. Right fit and grip for home and studio practice. Thank you Dancewear Corner for the quick delivery and help replacing this exact shoe for her!!! This was our first online purchase as the store is very convenient for us. But the online option works very well!!