I've been having problems with my 1 1/2 inch heel character shoe hurting, so I bought the 1 inch. They are super comfortable and don't make my feet hurt like the others. They look good and fit the costume requirement for my chorus.
I’ve struggled to find a wide fitting, safe, comfortable dance shoe for lindy hop. These tick most of the boxes and I’ve successfully worn them to a couple of events. My only issue is that I need to wear them with stockings to fit comfortably (not socks or barefoot), so they’re perhaps not as wide as I’d hoped, but this is certainly working for me. The leather soles are excellent and the strap fits very nicely.
I needed leather sole shoes for folk dancing but couldn't find any in local dance wear stores. Although I wasn't optimistic (I'm hard to fit because my left foot is larger than my right .) I decided to risk buying over the internet I took the advice of one of the reviewers and ordered a wide width and one size larger than I normally wear, and BINGO- success on the first try!
They're a perfect fit and completely comfortable. What luck; I'm very happy!
I really like my new shoes that I’ll be using to teach soft shoe. The customer service was great as I had an issue with the normal shoe width and had to exchange it for a wide width. They sent the replacement shoe promptly.
I am 67 years old and still love to take dance classes (tap, jazz, and ballet). However, I have arthritis in my knees and I find it hard to dance in shoes with heels at my age. I was so glad to find these flat character shoes for my jazz class (and dance recital). I ordered a pair last year with the medium width, but even though I don't have wide feet I found they were a little tight. So, this year I decided to order the same size but with the wider width. The new pair fits just right and is very comfortable. Normally, I wear a size 6 1/2 in a street shoe, but I ordered these shoes in a size 7. Since they do run small (and are narrow) I would definitely recommend ordering a half size to a full size up for these shoes as well as the wider width. These shoes are well made and reasonably priced. (I wish they came in tan as well!)