Lace up full grain leather upper and leather stacked heel., rubber sole, " Techno " taps attached. Good sound, quite sturdy and comfortable. Ideal for beginner and intermediate tap dancing. Wick away lining for comfort and to reduce moisture. Heel notch to reduce pressure on the Achilles tendon. Made in Thailand. Original Bloch dance product. FITTING GUIDE: For women, begin with one half size up from street size; for men, go up two and one half sizes from street size.