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- 100% Suede and mesh
- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 1 1/4"
- Platform measures approximately 3/4"
- The sizes printed inside the physical item/box has the french size.
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Get in Motion with this dance sneaker from Sansha. The mesh upper provides the ultimate in breathability, while the split rubber sole allows a full range of flexibility.
In 1982, Franck Raoul-Duval, a 25-year-old Frenchman with a passion for dance and Russian history, created a new type of ballet shoe. After numerous trials and adjustments, he came up with an innovation that changed the lives of dancers everywhere. The split-sole ballet slipper, with its glove-like fit, was born. Sansha now manufactures an extensive range of dance shoes for everything from ballet to jazz, hip-hop to flamenco, and ballroom to tap. Sansha collaborates with dance professionals, teachers and store owners to remain a prominent brand in the dance capitals of the world.
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B003VWCG9C
- Item model number: P31M
- Date first listed on Amazon: September 3, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Sansha is known for less expensive (sometimes cheaper) dance footwear. The quality is usually ok, and it's worth the tradeoff for the lower price. A major downside to Sansha is the lack of half sizes. The sizing will either work for you or it won't. I'm a 6 1/2-7 and the 8 is very slightly big for me, but not enough to be uncomfortable. (Note I wear medium weight socks with the shoes - tights or sockless and they'd be too big.)
The shoes are in line with the grippiness of Bloch or Capezio dance sneakers on a standard vinyl dance floor. I teach Irish step dance and the cushioning seems in line with the more expensive Bloch and Capezio brands. Time will tell if they hold up as well. I did have to return one pair due to a manufacturing defect in the sole of the right shoe that made the shoe painful to wear. In general I feel the quality of all these dance sneakers has deteriorated over the past decade. I've had issues with manufacturing defects with Bloch and Capezio, so I don't consider the issue with the Sansha shoe to be a sign that lower price equals lower quality.
I've been noticing that I couldn't do the spins and turns too well without catching on the floor, and more alarmingly, my ankles were swelling up after each workout. I decided to try a shoe intended for this activity, if for no other reason than to save myself from injury in the long run.
These shoes run true to size for me--I wear a women's 10 US and I ordered the 12--though they are snug enough you cannot wear socks with them. I don't want to wear socks so these were perfect! I wondered if they might be too snug, but after 30 minutes working out, I had to stop and tighten the laces a bit because they had noticably loosened up. My turns and slides were easy, so I'm going a better job which makes me happy, but the real kicker is that I have no more ankle swelling. Exactly the result I was hoping for!
These are also by far the lightest shoes I have ever worn for anything. I will keep one pair for indoor Zumba workouts, but I really want to have another street pair for casual use. They are that comfortable.
Edited three months later...I've been wearing these shoes *hard* for at least an hour and up to an hour and a half each day since I bought them.
The outer appearance is still very much the same. The sides on the inside are beginning to fray. They are still just as comfortable as the day I put them on. The benefits to my joints are still the same.
I figure that at the rate I dance (>7 hours a week), these shoes will last just under a year. A bargain for what I paid. I'm still very happy with this purchase!
I was diligent on getting the sizing right, but they were not the write size. The shoes I got were too small (I wear a men's size 12 street shoe and ordered a 17). I know I could size up and I wrote the manufacturer who suggested I go up a size, but with the slipping issue, too, I will pass.
The shoes look well made and otherwise would have been perfect.