I wanted these shoes to start a dance class and they are fine for this. The photo suggests that the toe is a little more structured than it actually is, the material is very soft- there is no shape to it. That being said the description is of a 'soft' shoe. The delivery was very quick and having read other comments a ordered 1/2 size bigger than I would normally do and it was fine. The only comment I would give to the supplier is that it would be useful to also put the Bloch sizes on show - I already had a pair of Bloch tap shoes and it would have been useful to make sure I ordered the same size.