Great support for the foot. Conventional shoes rarely include the necessary straps or laces to help the foot fit snuggly inside.
Made to withstand constant stretching and rubbing. Conventional shoes, special occasion shoes in particular, are made for looks and will not withstand long term dance use.
Designed with a suede sole to eliminate sticking or slipping on dance floors. Leather or man made soles will not grip to the floor. Rubber soles will not slide. But suede soles allow a dancer to slide on the floor while at the same time gripping the floor for precise movements.
Made for the flexibility necessary when pointing or flexing the feet.
Made from real leather which allows the dancer to feel the floor surface through the shoe.
Not designed with extra ridges or rims that interfere with the movement between foot placements.
Are designed to be light weight so that a dancer can dance longer without tiring the legs.
Simply great feeling.